The mechanism of peripheral nerve stimulator is pretty basic and simple. In a painful neuropathic pain, an electrode is placed along the side of the painful nerve. It is connected to a battery, to provide controlled stimulation. By stimulating the nerve, it tricks the brain to shut down or attenuate painful signals.
It is ideally most effective in single nerve root injury. It has been successfully used for:
The placement of the peripheral nerve stimulator is a two-step process.