Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Helps Control Pain after Combat Injuries

In the March issue of Anethesia & Analgesia it was reported that a peripheral nerve stimulation technique may be a valuable new approach to treating severe neuropathic pain in injured soldiers. Doctors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center indicate the procedure provides good short-term control of neuropathic pain related to injuries in soldiers who aren’t candidates for more definitive treatments. Neuropathic pain is a common and difficult-to-treat pain caused by nerve damage, including damage caused by trauma.  READ MORE

Source: Newswise