This is a specialised variation of precisely-directed electrical stimulation therapy where fine needles are placed under your skin in Day Surgery (sedation is not necessary) in your localised area of pain where you will have strong sensitisation features of a neuropathic nature. This may occur after surgery, trauma, medical disease or even ‘just does’! As with many of the medical interventions we offer there have been measured changes in a range of pain chemicals in your body.
If this is successful but relief is only of short duration then you can consider a permanent implant of stimulation as outlined above.
Who is eligible for PENS Therapy?
Patients who have persistent, severe, disabling pain for which other simpler treatments have been ineffective and for which they would like a more effective treatment are eligible. They will have an adequately diagnosed condition, such as pain after a past operation, nerve scars or nerve entrapment, or medical conditions such as persistent nerve pain, or pelvic or abdominal pain.