Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation is for people who have focal nerve pain.
Electrodes are placed over the dorsal root ganglion which is like the home base for sensory nerves. Nerves that are carrying pain signals from the periphery are intercepted at the dorsal root ganglion before they carry nerve signal up to the brain.
There is a trial period where temporary leads are placed for the patient to wear for about six days. The patient comes back into the office where we determine if they’ve had a significant improvement before deciding if they want to move to a permanent implantation.