The Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) is a structure in the spine that contains a bundle of sensory nerves. These nerves can be selectively targeted in a procedure to provide targeted pain relief that may have not responded to other pain management techniques or surgery. DRG stimulation can be used to provide relief from in the groin, pelvic area, hip, knees and feet.
Spinal cord stimulation involves an electrode that uses gentle electrical impulses to interfere with the way your spinal cord transmits pain signals. Spinal cord stimulation can be used for people who have pain in many different areas of their body including the neck, arms, back, or legs, and who have not responded to more conservative or typical treatments. Spinal cord stimulation can also be used to manage pain after a surgical procedure when there is no role for additional surgery but pain still persists.