Are you living with peripheral neuropathy? PENS is a progressive way to control neuropathic pain in a safe and controlled manner. Through the strategic manipulation of your tissues, you can experience better stability and balance in your everyday life.
Peripheral nerve stimulation has shown amazing results for patients living with neuropathic pain. If you feel like your daily medication, physiotherapy and other medical techniques have not been successful in alleviating your pain, the PENS treatments with Colorado Medical Solutions might just be the answer you are looking for. We offer PENS at Colorado Springs and Denver.
A PENS treatment provides electrical stimulation that triggers alternative waveforms, which combine to directly target damaged nervous tissue. Through the acceleration of tissue healing, individuals have reported a reduced reliance on pain medication and increased mobility in the impacted area. The PENS treatment can jumpstart the body’s healing and enhance the circulation of the nervous system.
The incredible thing about the PENS approach is that, unlike other pain management techniques, it can be readily and safely used on the neck and back. The low-strength electrical current used by our PENS machines is painless, noninvasive, and designed to be compact enough that you are not made to be uncomfortable for the duration of your session.
The treatment is performed under highly sterile conditions in our medical center, using mild sedation and local anesthetics. One to two thin, long needles (depending on the severity of your nerve tissue condition) will be inserted into the affected nerve. From there, electrical stimulation is applied for approximately 30 minutes, jolting your tissue for accelerated blood flow. You may feel a slight tingling or tapping sensation around the treatment site.
Post-treatment, it is worth understanding that relief may be immediate or may take a few days to experience any noticeable results in pain levels.
Following the procedure, you will be encouraged to keep a daily diary to track your pain levels from morning to evening. In this diary, you should record at what points throughout the day your pain may worsen and improve so that we can assess your state and adjust the PENS treatments accordingly. You should always discuss any rapid changes in discomfort with us, as we can advise you on the best course of action moving forward.