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    Opioids and major surgery may work to control nerve pain, but both carry huge risks and may cause unintended side effects. If you need a solution to chronic or acute pain caused by damaged nerves, turn to peripheral nerve stimulation techniques, especially if medications or other treatment methodologies haven’t worked. Pain Management NYC, serving New York and New Jersey, offers PNS for safe, effective pain relief. Call today for an appointment if you’re in constant pain.

    What Is Peripheral Nerve Stimulation?

    Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is a non-opioid pain management treatment that uses electrical impulses to block or reduce pain signals from peripheral nerves. Peripheral nerves are those that are outside your brain or spinal cord. They’re affected by a number of conditions, including:

    PNS can provide significant, lasting pain relief, especially if you haven’t responded well to other treatments. For a safe, effective and minimally invasive option for your pain, consider working with Drs. Leon Reyfman, Dmitriy Dvoskin and Boleslav Kosharskyy at the offices of Pain Management NYC, serving patients in New York and New Jersey.

    This pain management practice has extensive experience in treating pain disorders with protocols that include PNS. They’re dedicated to providing personalized, compassionate care using the latest technology and evidence-based practices, including neurostimulation techniques.

    What Are the Benefits of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Pain Management?

    PNS helps you achieve a more satisfactory outcome in pain reduction. This pain management protocol uses focused electrical pulses to activate damaged peripheral nerve fibers to modulate the pain signals to your brain. In other words, it interrupts the pain signals before they reach your brain.

    PNS works to dampen the pain from chronic or acute conditions that affect your peripheral nerves, such as trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, certain headaches and complex regional pain syndrome.

    The benefits of treating pain disorders with PNS include:

    Am I A Good Candidate for Peripheral Nerve Stimulation?

    Peripheral nerve stimulation is a treatment option for those who suffer from chronic or acute pain caused by or associated with peripheral nerves. There are a number of conditions that affect these nerves, such as a nerve injury, a nerve entrapment or compression and chronic headaches.

    PNS provides significant, lasting pain relief, and it’s become one of the go-to treatments for people who suffer from chronic or acute nerve pain conditions. It’s an especially viable solution when pain management through medication is ineffective or has too many side effects.

    PNS is most effective if you meet certain criteria, including:

    How Is Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Performed?

    PNS is a procedure that uses electrical impulses to modulate the activity of peripheral nerves and reduce pain. There are two types of peripheral nerve stimulation: invasive and non-invasive:

    1. Invasive PNS involves the implantation of a lead wire near the target nerve, which is connected to a stimulator device that delivers the electrical impulses. The stimulator can be either implanted under the skin or worn externally. Invasive PNS requires a surgical procedure.
    2. Non-invasive PNS uses external devices that send electrical stimulation to the skin or the nerve without penetrating your skin. Non-invasive PNS devices include transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), magnetic peripheral nerve stimulation (mPNS), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Non-invasive PNS does not require surgery.

    mPNS is an efficient and painless way of treating chronic pain without the use of drugs and surgery. This non-invasive treatment option has an average pain relief of up to 87%. MagVenture Pain Therapy is an FDA cleared magnetic stimulator system that provides brief and focused magnetic pulses to non-invasively stimulate peripheral nerves and provide relief of chronic intractable, post-traumatic and post-surgical pain for patients 18 years or older.

    Both invasive and non-invasive PNS provide pain relief for various conditions that affect your peripheral nerves. The choice of PNS technique depends on your condition, preference and response to other treatments. Your pain management doctor advises you about the best course for your specific case. You are given a trial period to test the device before any surgery. This test usually lasts a week.

    Where Can I Get PNS Treatment?

    Pain Management NYC is a leading medical clinic in New York City that specializes in PNS and other advanced pain management therapies. Dr. Reyfman and Dr. Dvoskin evaluate your pain and then discuss your goals and expectations. They work with you to help you find the best solution for your pain so you can return to your daily life.

    The Pain Management NYC team serves New York and New Jersey. They’re committed to providing compassionate, personalized care for people with chronic or acute pain conditions. They rely on the latest technology and evidence-based practices. Contact the practice today to schedule an appointment and take a step toward the pain relief you need.

    Page Modified on Feb 23, 2024 by Dr. Boleslav Kosharskyy, MD (Pain Management Doctor)
    Boleslav Kosharskyy, MD | Interventional Pain Management Doctor in New York City

    Boleslav Kosharskyy, MD, is a top-rated, best-in-class interventional pain management doctor. He is board-certified in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, and Palliative Care.

    Dr. Kosharskyy is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical College. He’s also the Associate Medical Director of Pain Medicine and Director of Anesthesia for the Joint Replacement Center at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical College.

    He is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA), the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), and the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA)

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    The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class pain management specialist in NYC regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your pain doctor in Manhattan, to schedule a consultation.