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Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Specialist for Sacroiliac Joints Q&A

For a number of clinical indications, including plexus injuries, localized mononeuropathy, postamputation pain, back pain, sacroiliac joint pain (SIJ), headache, facial discomfort, and arm and limb pain, peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is being investigated. PNS is reversible, minimally invasive, and fundamentally less morbid than sacroiliac fusion. It is a desirable therapy choice for patients with SIJ pain who have tried and failed more conservative treatments but are not interested in more invasive surgery. If you’re struggling with sacroiliac joint pain and want to discuss your treatment options, connect with us at OmniSpine Pain Management. Contact us today for more information about our pain management services or book online to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Our clinics are located in Frisco, TX, and Mesquite, TX.

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Table of Contents:

What is nerve stimulation for Sacroiliac Joints?
How does nerve stimulation help sacroiliac joint pain?
What is the success rate of nerve stimulation for sacroiliac joint pain?

Sacroiliac joint pain is a common medical condition that affects the lower back area, creating significant discomfort for those who suffer from it. Nerve stimulation is a newer treatment option that has been successfully used in recent years to help alleviate this type of joint pain, targeting the nerves that send pain signals to the brain for pain relief.

What is nerve stimulation for Sacroiliac Joints?

Nerve stimulation for sacroiliac joints is a type of pain management strategy used to relieve chronic lower back or leg pain caused by dysfunction in the affected area.

The sacroiliac joint is located at the base of the spine where the sacrum (triangular bone at the base of the spine) connects to the ilium (pelvis). When this joint becomes inflamed or irritated, it causes pain and discomfort that can be very difficult to manage with only traditional pain-relieving methods (such as medication or physical therapy).

In these cases where traditional methods haven’t worked, nerve stimulation can be an effective alternative.

To kick off nerve stimulation, a small electrode is inserted into the joint area and a corresponding device sends low-frequency electrical pulses to the surrounding nerves. These pulses interfere with the pain signals that are sent to the brain, reducing and/or eliminating the sensation of pain.

This procedure is considered to be minimally invasive and typically takes less than an hour to complete. It can be performed under local anesthesia, on an outpatient basis, and patients can typically return to their normal activities shortly after completion.

How does nerve stimulation help sacroiliac joint pain?

Nerve stimulation therapies using electrical impulses have become a popular non-surgical treatment option for sacroiliac joint pain.

This type of therapy involves an implantable device that sends electrical impulses to the nerves around the sacroiliac joint, effectively blocking pain signals and reducing how you perceive pain. The device is connected to a small generator, which is typically placed under the skin in the buttock area, and is programmed according to your specific pain relief needs. 

By blocking these messages, nerve stimulation eases the pain and discomfort caused by sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

What is the success rate of nerve stimulation for sacroiliac joint pain?

While nerve stimulation may not provide instant relief for sacroiliac joint pain, it can be an effective long-term treatment option for those suffering from chronic pain. The success rate of this therapy for sacroiliac joint pain varies depending on the severity of your condition, factors such as your age and overall health, and the technique used by the healthcare provider.

However, clinical studies have shown that nerve stimulation can be an effective treatment option for sacroiliac joint pain, with patients reporting a significant improvement in pain scores and overall quality of life. There have been reports that show upwards of 80% of studied patients reporting improvements to their pain levels.

Studies have also shown that nerve stimulation can be a viable option for those who don’t respond well to other treatment methods such as physical therapy, medication, or injections.

It’s important to note that patients who are considering this treatment option should speak with their attending healthcare provider to discuss the risks and potential benefits of nerve stimulation. They may also recommend that you explore other available treatment options based on your unique health needs. If you’re considering nerve stimulation for your sacroiliac joint pain, contact our professional team of specialists at OmniSpine Pain Management or book in online to schedule an appointment. Our pain management team will provide you with the comprehensive support you need to tackle your medical issues safely and effectively. You can visit us at our clinics located in Frisco, and Mesquite, TX. We serve patients from Dallas TX, Frisco TX, Mesquite TX, Plano TX, Garland TX, Forney TX, Cedar Hill TX, Denton TX, and surrounding areas.

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