Discover Relief from DRG Therapy for Chronic Pain
April 7, 2023
Are you or a loved one living with chronic pain and looking for an alternative to surgery? Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Therapy may be the answer. Designed for people in their 40s to late 80s, and particularly those who have tried other treatments without success, DRG therapy can provide lasting relief for various pain conditions.
Located in several offices throughout North Carolina, our team of pain management experts is here to help you understand this innovative treatment option.
How Does DRG Therapy Work?
DRG therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that involves the implantation of a small device, called a neurostimulator, under the skin. This device sends electrical pulses to the dorsal root ganglion (DRG), a cluster of nerve cells that transmit pain signals from various parts of the body to the brain. By modulating these pain signals, DRG therapy can help reduce chronic pain levels, allowing patients to enjoy an improved quality of life.
What Conditions Can DRG Therapy Treat?
DRG therapy is a medical treatment that has been proven to be effective in managing several chronic pain conditions. It is a type of therapy that targets specific nerve fibers and has been demonstrated to provide significant pain relief for many individuals.
Chronic Pain Conditions Treated by DRG Therapy
The list of chronic pain conditions that have been shown to benefit from DRG therapy includes:
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
- Postherpetic neuralgia
- Post-surgical neuropathic pain
- Phantom limb pain
- Chronic intractable pain due to nerve injuries or other conditions
This list is not exhaustive, and DRG therapy may be beneficial for other chronic pain conditions as well.
DRG therapy is becoming increasingly popular as a means of managing chronic pain and is considered a safe and effective alternative to traditional pain management techniques.
Ability to Target Specific Nerve Fibers
With its ability to target specific nerve fibers, DRG therapy has the potential to provide long-lasting pain relief, making it an attractive option for individuals who are looking for a way to manage their chronic pain conditions.
What Can You Expect from DRG Therapy Treatment?
DRG therapy is a promising treatment option for individuals who suffer from chronic pain. If you’re considering DRG therapy, you may be wondering what you can expect from the treatment process. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect from DRG therapy treatment.
- Initial Consultation: You’ll meet with one of our pain management specialists to discuss your pain, medical history, and previous treatments to determine if you’re a good candidate for DRG therapy.
- Trial Period: A temporary neurostimulator is implanted to determine if DRG therapy will effectively alleviate your pain. The trial period usually lasts 5-7 days.
- Permanent Implantation: If the trial period is successful, the temporary device is replaced with a permanent neurostimulator.
- Follow-up Appointments: Our team will monitor your progress and adjust the neurostimulator settings as needed to optimize pain relief.
Please note that individual results may vary, and the extent of pain relief can depend on factors such as the underlying cause of pain and the patient’s overall health. However, DRG therapy has shown promising results in providing relief for chronic pain conditions and is considered a safe and effective alternative to traditional pain management techniques.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re living with chronic pain and interested in learning more about DRG therapy, please fill out the form below to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable pain management specialists in North Carolina. Together, we can help you find sustainable relief from chronic pain and enjoy a better quality of life.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is dedicated to providing the best possible care and support for individuals living with chronic pain, and we are here to help in any way we can.
April 7, 2023