The Honolulu Pain Management Clinic LLC employs nerve stimulation technology to improve the life quality for those who are suffering from chronic pain.
Nerve Stimulation – Nerve stimulation is the purposeful modulation of the nervous system’s activity using electric stimulation. Nerve stimulation technology can improve the life quality of those who are suffering from chronic pain which would otherwise require constant (around-the-clock), high-dose opioid therapy. The use of peripheral nerve stimulation, or PNS, for the relief of chronic pain states was first reported over 30 years ago. Recent studies have demonstrated that electrical stimulation of nerves leads to inhibitory input to the pain pathways at the spinal cord level. PNS is most effective in the treatment of neuropathic pain (e.g., post traumatic neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy) when the nerve lesion is distal to the site of stimulation.