What can I expect with peripheral nerve stimulation in Houston?
Dr. Seifert will place one or more devices through a needle next to the targeted nerves in a minimally-invasive procedure that can be performed in less than 30 minutes. After the device is placed, you can control the level of stimulation with a wearable antenna assembly that clips onto your clothing. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis with a local anesthetic.
Am I a candidate for this treatment?
You may be a candidate for peripheral nerve stimulation if you are suffering from chronic hip pain after total hip arthroplasty (hip replacement) or another type of surgery. PNS is a safe, effective, minimally-invasive treatment for postoperative neuropathic pain. Dr. Seifert uses StimWave stimulators to provide long-term relief of chronic pain in the hip or low back region.
What are the benefits of peripheral nerve stimulation?
One of the primary benefits of PNS is that it can be used to target nerves all over the body, not just in the spinal cord region. It is a safe, minimally-invasive procedure that does not require general anesthesia. Peripheral nerve stimulation can provide significant, long-term pain relief without drugs or the side effects of other treatment options.
What is the recovery like after peripheral nerve stimulation?
The StimWave PNS device can be placed through a needle-sized incision in an outpatient procedure without general anesthesia. Recovery time is quick after this minimally-invasive procedure. Dr. Seifert will give you specific aftercare instructions before you return home following the implantation of your peripheral nerve stimulation device.
Why choose Dr. Heidi Seifert for peripheral nerve stimulation?
- Dr. Seifert is an interventional anesthesiologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain who offers minimally-invasive treatments in Houston, including peripheral nerve stimulation.
- Our practice is compassionate and high tech, offering the latest in pain treatment techniques.
- We treat our patients in the same way we would treat members of our own families.