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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 224--230

Peripheral Neuromodulation for Chronic Pain

Department of Neurosurgery, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center, Morgantown, WV, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Milind Deogaonkar
Department of Neurosurgery, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center, 33 Medical center drive, Morgantown, WV, 26505
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.302451

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Background: Chronic, focal, neuropathic pain is difficult to treat. Local nerve blocks are either ineffective or do not last. Regular neuromodulation modalities like spinal cord stimulation (SCS) or pain pump are invasive and affect a larger area. Objectives: To discuss the indications, technique, nuances, programming, and outcomes of peripheral neuromodulation Methods: The article reviews published literature and the author's own experience of over 500 cases of peripheral neuromodulation. Results and Conclusion: Peripheral neuromodulation using peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS) is an effective, minimally invasive, targeted method of treatment. It is a relatively new modality in the field of neuromodulation but is used more often.


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