Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) technology is not new to pain management, but Nalu Medical has made recent improvements, making PNS a more desirable solution for those with chronic pain. 

What is Peripheral Nerve Stimulation?

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) offers long-term relief to chronic pain. It’s a drug-free pain management solution that uses electrical impulses to block pain singles to the brain. This treatment comes from a small stimulator placed by a medical professional under the skin near the nerves. 


It can take up to six weeks for the full effects of the PNS to reach the body, but many patients experience relief the week of the surgery. Many individuals who have a stimulator don’t feel the electrical impulses. However, some people feel a tingling sensation when electrical impulses are triggered. 

Is Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Right For Me?

PNS is for individuals with chronic localized nerve pain, most commonly of the shoulder, knee, or ankle, though your doctor may also consider other areas. It’s a good option for patients suffering from chronic pain after trauma or prior surgery. It’s also a great option for patients who don’t want a drug treatment, as no medications are administered through the stimulator. 


There are minimal concerns regarding the usage of PNS. Less than 10 percent of people with a stimulator may develop an infection, which may require antibiotics or removal of the device. Long-term nerve damage is also possible but very rare. 

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation At Mocek Spine

Mocek Spine offers Peripheral Nerve Stimulation to treat patients living with chronic pain. Mocek Spine aims to help clients live pain-free lives by providing well-rounded that puts the client and their needs first.


If you’re suffering from chronic pain, especially after surgery, peripheral nerve stimulation may be the answer. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling our office at 501.224.4001.