Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Chronic pain is a problem for many individuals and it sometimes involves the peripheral nerves, which are those that lie just beyond the spinal cord and the brain. When you are experiencing pain as a result of a problem with your peripheral nerves, there may be an option available that can help to reduce the pain significantly.
One of the treatment options that may be considered is known as peripheral nerve stimulation. With this procedure, small electrodes are placed in the area of the damaged nerve so that a low-voltage electrical current can be sent to the area. That current can be adjusted in order to provide the maximum relief for the pain that you are experiencing. Most people experience the sensation as a tingling feeling. Peripheral nerve stimulation can be used for a wide variety of painful conditions, including chronic back pain and even migraine headaches.