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Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is an excellent treatment option of chronic or refractory neuropathic pain. Compared to spinal cord stimulation (SCS), it is more specific as it easily targets small areas of neuropathic pain, and it does not affect the central nervous system. A good test is to see if a local anesthetic injection at the intended stimulation site relieves the pain.

Conditions PNS can treat:

  • Nerve Trauma

  • Phantom Pain/Stump Pain: Both Upper and Lower Extremity

  • CRPS

  • Persistent Post Operative Pain.

  • Torso / Trunk Pain

  • Pain in Upper and Lower extremities

  • Pelvic Pain

Why choose Breakthru Clinic?

It requires a robust understanding of peripheral neuroanatomy and the ability to use ultrasound to place PNS. Dr. Kalava uniquely qualified with a fellowship in Regional anesthesia from Mayo Clinic where in he trained and mastered the skills to identify peripheral nerves and target these nerves to treat a variety of pain conditions.

What companies are FDA approved to currently have PNS devices?

Dr. Kalava is able to offer Stimwave and Stimrouter to his patients at this time.

Example: Peripheral Nerve Stimulator (courtesy image: Stimrouter/Bioness)

Example: Peripheral Nerve Stimulator (courtesy image: Stimrouter/Bioness)