Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation
Relief for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome & Back Pain
Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation uses a similar technology and technique as SCS (Spinal cord stimulation), but rather than targeting the spinal cord, DRG targets the dorsal root ganglion, the nerve bundle which runs along the spinal column, adjacent to the dorsal nerve root.
DRG can relieve pain for patients suffering with other neuropathic conditions which have not responded to spinal cord stimulation and other treatments, such as nerve blocks and surgery. DRG can be successful in treating complex regional pain syndrome(CRPS), a chronic pain syndrome in which patients suffer with prolonged, excessive limb pain, and other symptoms which have not responded to other interventions such as medication, physical therapy or injections.
SCS and DRG Target Chronic Back Pain
Both SCS and DRG offer pain relief for patients suffering with chronic back pain, using similar, less invasive surgical procedures which allow patients to control their own pain relief via electrodes implanted to stimulate the nerves above the epidural space in the spinal cord.