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Stimulate Pain Relief from the Inside Out
Among the many things our nervous system is responsible for, pain signals are one of them. We have nerves extending throughout our entire body that own the job of sending signals to alert the brain of potential threat to the system, among other responsibilities crucial to our survival. The brain then responds to these signals by creating the sensory experience of pain, so we will disengage from whatever activity is currently threatening the integrity of the system.
The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and the spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system (PNS) consists mainly of everything else extending from the CNS throughout the entire system – its main function being to connect the CNS to every other part of the body.
Should one of your periphery nerves get damaged, it will continually send out pain signals regardless if a threat exists or not. And this is where you get chronic pain that has the potential to significantly impact your quality of life.
Peripheral Nerve stimulation (PNS) is a pain-management technique in which electrodes are strategically placed along the path of the peripheral nerves for the purpose of controlling pain. Here, the electrodes job is to administer a weak electrical current to the nerve or nerves that the patient experiences as a pleasant tingling sensation.
This, in turn, disengages the brain’s threat response by stimulating a non-painful sensory expression that promotes the brain to turn off (or significantly reduce) the chronic pain signals. As a result, pain relief occurs and many patients are able to either diminish or completely discontinue use of their pain medications.
These devices are extremely safe, and the patient is able to actively control stimulation by powering the device on and off or adjusting the stimulation levels as needed. It also offers a very high success rate when it comes to treating a variety of severe neuropathic conditions.