Some chronic pain conditions require ongoing pain management therapies for the patient to enjoy their best life. One highly successful method to control pain is peripheral nerve stimulation, or PNS. Often referred to as “a pacemaker for pain,” this procedure involves implanting an electrical device adjacent to a peripheral nerve in the area of chronic pain. The device sends electrical impulses to counteract pain impulses being sent through the targeted nerve.
Dr. Roy Nini is a renowned pain management specialist throughout the Los Angeles area for his expertise and knowledge in dealing with chronic pain. PNS is one solution that Dr. Nini can recommend as part of your custom pain management plan for a variety of chronic conditions. PNS is an option to control pain long-term while avoiding dangerous and addictive opioids.
Advanced PNS Therapy to Control Pain in Los Angeles
If Dr. Nini determined that peripheral nerve stimulation, or PNS, could benefit your pain condition, he might recommend a testing period. A small electrical wire is surgically placed next to a peripheral nerve, which is located away from the spinal cord. This electrode is then connected to an external device that generates electrical impulses. Dr. Nini can control the impulses and determine if the therapy will work to counteract your pain impulses.
If the test is successful, a small electrical generator is implanted into your body that sends constant impulses to the peripheral nerve that counteracts the pain impulses. Dr. Nini will explain how you can control the level of stimulation by adjusting the device parameters or turning it on and off as desired. This form of therapy is similar to other devices used to treat epilepsy and other chronic conditions.
If you suffer from a chronic pain condition, contact Full Range Spine & Ortho today. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nini to discuss how peripheral nerve stimulation, or PNS, could be an option to help you control pain and live a better life.