Peripheral Nerve Stimulation can be used anywhere in the body where a specific nerve is damaged or causing pain. Ex: If someone has pain in the shoulder, we’re able to target the nerve that specifically innervates the shoulder in order to help alleviate pain. The same can be done for any nerve in the body from the feet up to the head.
This treatment involves a trial where temporary leads are implanted and worn outside the body for 5-6 days. If the trial is satisfactory in relieving the pain, a permanent stimulator will be placed.