Your provider places tiny electrodes above the nerves causing your chronic pain. The electrodes are connected to a microchip that sends mild electrical impulses into the nerve. These impulses block the pain signals, preventing them from reaching your brain.
To be considered for PNS, you first have a nerve block targeting the occipital nerve. If an injection of a local anesthetic relieves your pain, you move on to a PNS trial.
During the trial, the PNS electrodes are placed under the skin near the nerve. After wearing the electrodes for a short time, you can decide if they relieve your pain enough to implant the wires and microchip receiver.
Your provider implants the PNS components using anesthesia and a small incision that allows them to place all the pieces under your skin. After the device is implanted, you need to wear a small antenna in an undergarment to stimulate the receiver microchip.
We utilize two PNS Systems:
Our entire practice revolves around helping patients feel better. Pain is a fact of life, until it interferes with the joys of living. Sandra Thompson, MD and The Pain Center have innovative and comprehensive solutions to all forms of discomfort.
All insurances accepted.