New treatment for nerve pain
Recently, Dr. Singh and I attended an interesting lecture on new treatment options for severe nerve pain in the lower extremities (Feet, legs). This new treatment, referred to as “DRG”, involves an FDA approved electrical device, from which a tiny wire is implanted to lay across the Dorsal Root Ganglion of your spinal cord. It sends signals to shut down your lower extremity nerve pain. It is a minimally invasive procedure performed by highly trained Anesthesiologists. This procedure was originally developed to treat a condition called CRPS, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome. It is a strange and complicated condition that usually occurs after some form of injury (a sprain, fracture, or even minor surgery on your foot), that then leads to uncontrolled nerve pain that seems spread out from the original injury. This can create misery for a person’s life. A group of researchers thinks that the DRG procedure can be expanded to other difficult nerve pain conditions such as neuropathy. Dr. Singh and I have signed up to participate in this study. So if you know someone who may benefit from this procedure, they can contact us, and they can be evaluated. We are hoping that the results will be a game changer for many nerve pain sufferers.