Stimulation of the Peripheral Nervous System
Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) and peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNfS) are areas of neuromodulation that are growing in interest from both clinical and research standpoints. The increasing uses of these modalities are a reflection on the safety and increasing technical ease in which the devices can be delivered. This surgical technique has shown good potential in patients suffering from many severe pain conditions including intercostal neuralgia, ilioinguinal neuralgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathic facial pain, nerve entrapment syndromes, postsurgical nerve pain, and areas of specific neuropathic pain isolated to a small area of the body.
KeywordsCarpal Tunnel Syndrome Trigeminal Neuralgia Spinal Cord Stimulation Intercostal Nerve Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
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