Neuromodulation Therapy Available for Residents of Freehold, NJ
Living with chronic pain can dramatically reduce your quality of life, but a relatively new therapy – neuromodulation – has shown great success in relieving discomfort for chronic pain sufferers. Neuromodulation works through an implantable device that delivers gentle electrical impulses to the spinal cord or peripheral nerves, decreasing pain by blocking pain signals from reaching the brain. Rather than regularly experiencing sensations of pain, patients feel relieved by a soothing, tingling or numbness in the affected area instead.
Types of Neuromodulation Therapy
There are three different types of neuromodulation stimulation, which vary in intensity, electrical waveform, and device location:
- Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) – This form of neuromodulation stimulation blocks pain at the spinal cord and can treat several different pain pathways using different waveforms that are tailored to each patient. This allows it to relieve larger painful areas in the back, neck, legs, and arms.
- Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neuromodulation – This therapy targets pain in a specific location, such as a foot, ankle, or knee, making it an ideal solution for patients who have had surgery in those areas.
- Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) – This therapy targets a specific nerve to relieve pain locally, making it especially helpful when treating post-stroke shoulder pain or nerve damage after an arm or leg injury.
Turn to AOSMI
At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, we offer neuromodulation therapy for our patients who have not found relief for their chronic pain after trying various medications, injections, or surgery. Treatment with neuromodulation devices involves minimally invasive surgery, so our patients are typically up and walking the same day. Furthermore, before actually implanting the device, we can perform a trial of the therapy to see if it is the right solution for you.
Contact Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute today to learn more about neuromodulation therapy and how it can help manage your chronic pain. We’d be happy to schedule an appointment for you at our facility in Freehold or Monroe Township, NJ.