Challenges of chronic pain management
An estimated 20% of US adults suffer from chronic pain. Significantly, 8% have high-impact chronic pain that limits life or work activities on a nearly daily basis, according to a report on chronic pain from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.4
The process of chronic pain management is long and convoluted, including behavioral, pharmacologic, injections, and surgical options. Unfortunately, behavioral therapies rarely provide sufficient relief, and opioids, which can be more effective, are highly addictive. Many patients find relief with injections, but the relief can be temporary.
Neuromodulation has emerged as a proven method to target the nerves responsible for the patient’s pain. And now, there’s a less invasive option: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) with the StimRouter® Neuromodulation System.