Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation

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Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation (DRG Stimulation): An Innovative Approach to Pain Management

Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation (DRG Stimulation) is an innovative medical procedure created to offer relief for chronic pain that has proven resistant to traditional therapies. DRG Stimulation targets dorsal root ganglion, an intricate network of nerve cells located along the spinal cord. DRG Stimulation has become an attractive prospect among patients suffering from various chronic pain conditions; offering hope of an enhanced quality of life for these sufferers.

For expert treatment of pain syndromes such as lower back pain, neck pain, pinched nerves, sciatica and musculoskeletal disorders in New York City, call Dr. Etelzon. She’s highly trained and experienced in the field of pain management and uses a non-operative approach to pain relief that includes minimally invasive procedures and a variety of regenerative therapies.

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Overview of DRG Stimulation Procedure:

For DRG Stimulation procedures, a small device implanted near the dorsal root ganglion produces electrical impulses which selectively target nerve cells which transmit pain signals; DRG Stimulation acts to interrupt these messages sent by these nerve cells into the brain thus offering patients much-needed relief from symptoms.

DRG Stimulation has proven its efficacy at treating various chronic pain conditions, such as:

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): A debilitating condition marked by intense and often disabling pain that usually manifests itself on one arm or leg, but may affect other body areas as well.

Chronic Lower Back Pain: Therapies such as yoga may prove especially effective for individuals whose conditions have not responded favorably to surgery or medication treatment options.

Postherpetic Neuralgia: A painful condition which often develops following an outbreak of Shingles. Peripheral Neuropathy: Nerve damage that results in chronic discomfort due to diabetes or other medical issues. Inguinal Pain: Longstanding discomfort around the groin caused by previous surgeries or trauma.

Candidates for DRG Stimulation typically include individuals who have tried other pain management approaches unsuccessfully, though an evaluation by a pain specialist will help determine their eligibility for this procedure. A comprehensive examination takes into account factors like pain type and intensity as well as overall health concerns of each patient being considered during this assessment process.

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Implantation Procedure for DRG Stimulators

The implanting of DRG stimulators is a minimally invasive surgical process with three key steps involved. Anesthesia is given prior to implanting their device, patients are administered local anesthetic in order to numb the area where it will be implanted. Thin leads with electrodes are placed close to the dorsal root ganglion under fluoroscopic guidance in order to deliver electrical impulses. These will serve as conduits. To initiate stimulation therapy, an under-skin generator (similar to a pacemaker) must first be implanted under your skin – typically either buttock or abdomen area – that powers and programs the leads, providing necessary stimulation levels as desired by you or the healthcare team. Following the procedure, the stimulator is customized for individual patient’s unique requirements and can typically be controlled via handheld remote. Patients typically can adjust stimulation levels themselves using this handheld remote device.

Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation (DRG Stimulation) offers individuals struggling with persistent, nonresponsive pain a groundbreaking approach for managing it. By targeting pain signals at their source and tailoring treatments to patients’ individual needs, DRG Stimulation delivers customized and effective relief that improves quality of life for chronic sufferers. If you or a loved one experience chronic discomfort, consulting a pain specialist about DRG Stimulation could provide hope of pain-free living ahead.

The Benefits of DRG Stimulation & Recovery Timeline

DRG Stimulation provides several advantages for individuals living with chronic pain:

DRG Stimulation Provides Precise Pain Relief: DRG Stimulation stands out as one of the more precise pain management approaches available today by targeting pain precisely while simultaneously limiting side effects.

Improved Functionality: Decreased pain allows patients to regain mobility more comfortably and participate in day-to-day activities more comfortably.

Adjustable Therapy: Patients can tailor stimulation levels according to their pain levels and preferences for tailored pain management solutions.

DRG Stimulation implantation has an expected recovery period that varies according to each individual patient, though usually short and less intensive than more invasive surgical procedures. Patients may experience slight discomfort at the site of implant, however most can return to regular activities within several weeks with guidance from healthcare provider.

Dr. Ilana Etelzon is an expert in the field of up-to-date pain relief options, including DRG Stimulators. Request a free consultation today!

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  • Dr. Etelzon always makes sure you are comfortable and leave her office with less pain you came in. She gets to the root of the problem. She's friendly. Clean office environment. No long waits, efficient visit. Highly satisfied with my treatment plan.
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  • Dear Doctor Etelzon, Thank you again. I am starting to feel more like myself again...I couldn't say the problem is totally gone, but a big weight has been lifted...Today...I decided to go and do my nails which I did not do for a long time after the incident. I also asked my daughter if we could go to the park. These are things I normally enjoy but forgot about them for a few months now.
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