Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Specialist for Knee Pain Serving DFW, Frisco, Sunnyvale and Mesquite TX
A cutting-edge medical procedure called peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is becoming more and more popular for treating knee pain. During this surgery, a tiny device is implanted that sends electrical impulses to certain nerves around the knee joint. This successfully blocks pain signals and offers long-lasting relief. If you’re experiencing knee pain and are wondering if peripheral nerve stimulation is the right treatment solution for you, contact us at OmniSpine Pain Management or book a consultation/appointment online at your earliest convenience. Our professional medical team would be happy to go over your options with you to get you back on the road to pain-free living. You can visit us at our clinics located in Frisco TX, Sunnyvale TX, and Mesquite TX.
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Knee pain is a common condition that can be caused by a variety of internal and external factors, including injuries, arthritis, trauma, and inflammation. While there are many different types of treatments available for reducing knee pain, there is a growing number of doctors who are turning to nerve stimulation as a way to alleviate symptoms and improve patient outcomes.
Nerve stimulation is a medical treatment that works by targeting the nerves in the knee responsible for transmitting pain signals to the brain. This treatment method aims to reduce and/or eliminate chronic knee pain that is caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis, nerve damage, injury, or sustained trauma.
It’s important to note that there are two main types of nerve stimulation for knee pain: spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS).
Spinal cord stimulation involves the implantation of a small device into the spinal cord that emits electrical impulses that block pain signals from reaching the brain.
In contrast, peripheral nerve stimulation involves the implantation of electrodes near the affected area. These electrodes also emit electrical impulses that effectively block the pain signals.
Both types of nerve stimulation for knee pain are non-invasive and can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Nerve stimulation involves the use of electrical impulses to specifically target nerves in the affected area. This type of therapy is also known as neuromodulation and is generally considered a safe and non-invasive treatment option for those looking for ways to manage and treat their knee pain.
This treatment involves electrodes being placed near the nerve or nerves responsible for transmitting pain signals from the knee to the brain. When they’re activated, these electrodes can interrupt the sensations of pain which helps to manage uncomfortable knee symptoms.
Nerve stimulation is also a particularly attractive option for those patients who are unable or unwilling to take pain medications, such as opioids, which can be addictive and have other negative side effects.
Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) involves targeting the nerves that are closer to the surface of the skin. For conditions such as chronic knee pain, PNS has shown a high success rate with clinical studies reporting up to 80% of patients experiencing relief from their symptoms.
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS), which involves implanting a small device that delivers electrical impulses to the nerves in the spinal cord, has been shown to be particularly effective in treating chronic back pain and neuropathic pain – making it a popular treatment option for many.
The duration of a nerve stimulator’s lifespan depends on several factors, including the type of device, the frequency of use, and your individual condition.
The most common type of nerve stimulator is a battery-operated device that is implanted under the skin. The battery in this type of device typically lasts between 3 to 5 years, depending on the frequency and intensity of the stimulation.
However, newer technologies have been developed that use rechargeable batteries and these devices have the advantage of longer lifespan and reduced maintenance. These rechargeable batteries can last up to 15 years or more, depending on how frequently they’re used.
It’s important to discuss your specific needs with your healthcare provider to determine the best treatment plan and device for your condition. Regular monitoring and evaluation of the nerve-stimulating device is also necessary to ensure it’s working properly and to address any issues that may come up. If you’re considering nerve stimulation as a form of pain treatment for your knee, contact us at OmniSpine Pain Management or book online to schedule an appointment. Our pain management team would be happy to discuss your options with you so that you can move forward with a suitable and effective treatment plan. You can visit us at our clinics located in Frisco TX, Sunnyvale TX, and Mesquite TX. We serve patients from Dallas TX, Frisco TX, Mesquite TX, Sunnyvale TX, Plano TX, Garland TX, Forney TX, Cedar Hill TX, Denton TX, Balch Springs TX, and surrounding areas.