Chronic Pain Treatment: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

Chronic Pain Treatment: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

Published: October 5, 2018

Chronic Pain Treatment: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

There is a wide array of ​neuropathic pain treatment​ options for those in ​San Antonio suffering from chronic pain. Depending on the source of your condition, many medical professionals recommend some type of drug for relief. With the increasing aversion to medications in favor of more natural procedures, many are seeking ​pain therapy​ ​and avoiding the use of drugs altogether.

As a sufferer of ongoing pain, you want to find relief from the debilitating effects it has on your life. The challenge for many is knowing which course of ​pain treatment​ is best for you, which may leave you overwhelmed or confused about what would bring you the most significant relief. While pain may be inevitable, suffering from your pain is always optional and your medical professional in ​San Antonio​ ​should be able to recommend the best chronic pain management​ plan for your unique needs.

Chronic neuropathic pain​ continues in spite of the initial cause of the pain being removed. It could be the result of nerve damage. Some patients experience neuropathic pain after certain types of cancer treatments. There is a new approach to treating neuropathic pain that may bring relief to sufferers and involves inhibiting the pain signals within the body.

Chronic Pain Treatment: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

A wide variety of ​pain treatments​ ​exist for chronic pain sufferers, but there is a new treatment specifically designed for pain in the lower regions of the body. If you have experienced chronic pain lasting more than six months and have not responded well to other forms of ​chronic pain treatment, dorsal root ganglion stimulation​ may be a good option for you.

Dorsal root ganglia are located along the spinal column as clusters of nerves and regulate signals indicating what the body feels from the nerve fibers along the spine to the brain. In essence, dorsal root ganglia act much like a traffic light to determine what pain signals travel from the spine to the brain.

Dorsal root ganglion stimulation involves surgically implanting two components, a pulse generator and anywhere from one to four leads. The pulse generator is implanted under the skin of the buttocks or abdomen and the leads connect it to area being treated. The leads are activated to send electrical impulses to the dorsal root ganglion and inhibit pain.

Among the benefits of this treatment is the ability to specifically target the area affected by pain. One clinical study reported that nearly 95% of patients respond positively to the treatment without extraneous areas of the body being affected. Unlike other treatments, dorsal root ganglion stimulation is also unaffected by the position of the patient’s body. This new treatment for chronic pain boasts minimal side effects and promises to be a welcome addition to pain management treatments.

Chronic and Acute Pain Specialists in Texas

Dr. Raul Martinez and the team understand the variety of ​conditions​ that lead to chronic pain and are excited to offer services, including dorsal root ganglion stimulation, to those affected by chronic pain. Everyone will experience pain at various levels, but no one should should be hindered by it.

If you have found other procedures ineffective, Dr. Martinez and staff would love to meet with you. As we discuss our customized approach to your ​chronic pain treatment, dorsal root ganglion stimulation​ ​may be the best option for you. Rest assured that the ​entire staff is committed to providing you the very best and latest treatments to help you get back to living the life you desire.

If you would like to meet with us to discuss your customized treatment plan, schedule your visit at one of our ​San Antonio​ offices today. We look forward to working with you so you can take back control of your life.

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Published: October 5, 2018

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