If you have chronic pain, peripheral nerve
stimulation can help. It uses electrical pulses to
disrupt pain signals. It may reduce your need for
pain medications. Here's how it works.
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The system has three parts. The first is a tiny
implant we call a "stimulator receiver." It looks like a
wire. It's put in through a needle and placed next to
your painful nerves. More than one may be put into
A stimulator receiver doesn't need a battery. It gets
power from the second part of the system. This is
the "transmitter" (also called the "antenna"). You
clip it to your clothing and wear it against your skin.
It sends wireless electrical pulses through your skin
and into each stimulator receiver, which deliver the
pulses to your nerves. These pulses intercept and
block pain signals. They help you feel a lot less
How do you adjust the signals? You do it with the
third part of the system, called the "controller." Your
controller may be an app on a phone, tablet or
smartwatch. Customize your settings to deliver the
strength and pattern of stimulation that feels best to
you. You'll be guided through this process and
taught how to block your pain.
The providers at Spine Nevada use the Stimwave Peripheral Nerve Stimulation. Learn more here and watch a testimonial video featuring Joe Montana.
Talk to your Spine Nevada provider to find out if wireless peripheral
nerve stimulation is right for you. Request an appointment here.
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