A permanent or temporary peripheral nerve stimulator is a device that can help alleviate knee pain after knee surgery. This device works to target the specific nerves that cause pain and discomfort in the knee area. It works by delivering electrical impulses to these nerves, which can block or reduce the sensation of pain.
The stimulator is a small device implanted under the skin near the knee. It consists of electrodes, wires, and a battery. We place the electrodes next to the nerves that are causing pain. We connect the wires to the battery. We then place the battery under the skin for the permanent stimulator or on top of the skin for the temporary stimulator.
The battery is rechargeable, so there is no need to replace it. Instead, the device is charged using a magnetic coil that is placed outside the skin near the battery. You, the patient, then controls the device using a small remote, which allows you to turn it on and off, adjust the intensity of the electrical impulses, and change the frequency of the stimulation.
One of the advantages of a peripheral nerve stimulator is that it can provide long-term pain relief. Unlike other pain management treatments, such as medications, the stimulation provided by the device is continuous and is adjusted as needed. This can provide a high degree of control over your pain and help you to regain the ability to participate in activities that you once enjoyed.
Another advantage of this device is that it is minimally invasive. Unlike surgery, the implantation of a peripheral nerve stimulator does not require a large incision or a long recovery period. Instead, we insert the device through a small incision. We perform the procedure under local anesthesia, and it takes usually less than one hour. After the procedure, you will be able to go home the same day.
The results of using a peripheral nerve stimulator for knee pain after or instead of knee surgery can be very positive. Many people report that they experience a significant reduction in pain and improved quality of life. This can be especially beneficial for those who have not found relief from other pain management treatments.
However, it is important to remember that a peripheral nerve stimulator is not right for everyone. Your doctor at Neuro Pain Consultants will be able to determine if this device is a good option for you based on your individual medical history, the cause of your pain, and the severity of your symptoms.
In conclusion, a peripheral nerve stimulator is a promising option for those who are experiencing knee pain after knee surgery or who are trying to avoid knee surgery. This device offers a high degree of control over your pain and can provide long-term relief. If you are considering this option, it is important to discuss it with your us at Neuro Pain Consultants to determine if it is right for you.
The doctors at Neuro Pain Consultants are conveniently located to serve Detroit and its suburbs. Drs Honet, Lininger, Tsinberg, Wittenberg, Giltin, Matway and Sikorsky see pateints very quickly and help manage all your pain needs.