Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (peripheral nerve disorders)

For severe nerve damage that does not respond to more conservative treatment options, direct nerve stimulation proximal to the injury may be helpful in masking neuropathic pain. This is analogous to using a TENS unit, but directly on the nerve. Common examples include:

  • Supraorbital Neuralgia
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • L1 Nerve Stimulation for Inguinal Neuralgia
  • Tibial Nerve Stimulation for failed Morton's Neuroma Surgery

An electrode is placed on the nerve for a short trial period. If it helps, then a small pacemaker is placed under the skin, which can be programmed through the skin, an even turned off in the future when it is no longer needed.

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