Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS)
Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS) is an FDA-approved patented technology proven effective in treatment of a variety of acute, chronic, and postoperative neurologic/musculoskeletal pain conditions.
Our pain specialists at Allied Pain & Spine may utilize PENS as part of a comprehensive approach to decreasing pain, maintaining functionality, and decreasing reliance on pain medications.
PENS uses a percutaneous electrode array to facilitate delivery of therapeutic electrical signals through the skin, bypassing the local skin resistance, directly or in close proximity, to the nerve endings located in soft tissues or muscle. The percutaneous electrode array is a sterile, single-use device comprised of 1014 micro-needles within a 2.5-inch diameter patch that is inserted through the patient’s skin, and through which therapeutic electrical signals are delivered.
Treatments are typically rendered for 30 minutes, 2-3 times weekly. Treatment effects (and pain relief) are additive with each passing treatment session.
Contact Allied Pain & Spine Institute today to schedule an appointment for you or a family member.