Electrical stimulation of single nerves that cause pain, called peripheral nerve stimulation offers a way to control pain without accessing the spinal cord. A new device called StimRouter is minimally invasive, and designed for patients with certain kinds of neuropathic pain in the arms, legs, pelvis, and trunk.
Kaye Gagnon will share firsthand how this peripheral nerve stimulator turned her life around following a motor vehicle accident. Then, Dr. Einar Ottestad from Stanford Medical Center describes who’s a candidate, how the device is implanted, and the risks and benefits of StimRouter. [LISTEN TO PART II]