The DRG is responsible for communicating all sensory information from your peripheral extremities to your central nervous system (spine and brain). DRG stimulation provides a more effective and specific treatment approach, allowing our physicians to target pain signals at the specific nerve root(s) corresponding to the area of pain. DRG stimulation is often more helpful in treating focal pain (pain in a specific area) than other versions of neuromodulation. By reducing or eliminating the transmission of pain signals to the brain, DRG stimulation will significantly reduce pain, leading to increased activity levels, and decreased dependence on pain medications, and improved quality of life.
IS DRG STIMULATION (SCS) RIGHT FOR ME?
Patients selected for this procedure usually have nerve pain for at least 6 months and have failed to improve with more conservative therapies like injections, medications, and physical therapy. Often, patients have had surgery which has also failed to control their pain.
PREPARING FOR TREATMENT
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE?
THE TRIAL PROCEDURE:
THE IMPLANTATION PROCEDURE:
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Common Conditions Treated by DRG Stimulation:
- Failed back surgery syndrome (post-laminectomy syndrome)
- Post-surgical foot and ankle pain
- Post-surgical pain after joint replacement
- Pain after hernia repair
- Pelvic pain
- Post-thoracotomy pain
- Pain after amputation