Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Specialist in Tampa, FL


Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is an excellent treatment option for chronic or refractory neuropathic pain. Compared to spinal cord stimulation (SCS), it is more specific, as it easily targets small areas of neuropathic pain and does not affect the central nervous system. A good test is to see if a local anesthetic injection at the intended stimulation site relieves the pain.

Stimrouter PNS Device

A thin, threadlike lead is implanted below the skin, near the nerve, to deliver rapid electrical pulses to inhibit pain signals sent to the brain. The transmitter resembles a bandage and is worn on top of the skin, above the implanted lead. The patient can control the electrical pulses with a wireless remote device, adjusting the settings depending on their level of pain.

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What is Peripheral Nerve Stimulation?

A wire-like electrode is placed under the skin, near the nerve, to deliver rapid electrical pulses which feel like mild tingling. Patients can control the pulses with a wireless device to inhibit pain signals sent to the brain.

Conditions PNS can treat:

  • Nerve Trauma
  • Phantom Pain / Stump Pain: Both Upper and Lower Extremity
  • Limb Salvage to Prevent Amputation for Intractable Pain
  • CRPS
  • Persistent Post Operative Pain
  • Chest / Trunk Pain
  • Pain in Upper and Lower extremities
  • Pelvic Pain

Why choose Us?

This treatment requires a robust understanding of peripheral neuroanatomy and the ability to use ultrasound to place the PNS. Dr. Kalava is uniquely qualified with a fellowship in Regional Anesthesia from Mayo Clinic, wherein he trained and mastered the skills to identify peripheral nerves and target these nerves to treat a variety of pain conditions.

What companies are FDA approved to supply PNS devices?

Dr. Kalava is able to offer Stimrouter, Nalu & SPRINT PNS Systems to his patients at this time.

Post Amputation Pain

Managing Neuralgia (Nerve Pain)

Ilio-inguinal Neuralgia

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