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An Overview of an Innovative 60-day PNS

(Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Treatment)

Pain can be debilitating with frustrations to go well beyond the physical pain. When you are suffering from ongoing, chronic pain, it may feel like you’re all alone. The moments spent with family while making a meal, playing with your children and grandchildren, or taking a walk around the neighborhood are all things that pain can cause you to miss. You’re not alone, and there are ways to get back to the life you want to live.

Common treatments for pain often come with limitations that don’t appeal to many patients:

  • Ongoing use of medication, including opioids
  • Destruction of nerve fibers (known as radiofrequency ablation)
  • Invasive surgical procedures
  • Permanently implanted neurostimulation systems

We offer a minimally invasive, neurostimulation treatment that may provide pain relief to people that have been suffering with chronic pain. This breakthrough, restorative treatment targets select nerves to reduce the pain you have lived with for far too long in your back, shoulders, or knees or in other areas where you are experiencing nerve-related pain.

With a short-term treatment of 60 days, this PNS system is an innovative option to treat your chronic pain, potentially avoiding the need for opioids, other pain medications or a permanent implant.

With the 60-day PNS treatment, a tiny lead (or very fine wire) not much larger than the size of a hair, is placed to stimulate the targeted nerve. A small device sends gentle pulses through the lead to stimulatethe nerve. A simple hand-held remote allows you to control the simulation level to find a setting that works best for you. This treatment is drug-free and requires no permanent implant. You can perform most daily activities during the treatment.

After 60 days, the lead is removed, and treatment is complete. Many patients experience sustained pain relief long after their treatment is complete across multiple clinicalstudies.

The 60-day PNS system is covered by Medicare. Many private insurance companies also provide coverage following prior authorization. The company that manufactures this PNS system also has a program that offers support for obtaining commercial insurance coverage and can, with your permission, assist you in determining your insurance coverage and obtaining necessary approvals.

Contact us for more information about this treatment and how it can help youget back to the things(and people) you lovemost.