Arizona Pain Specialists is enrolling patients for an exciting FDA clinical trial evaluating a tiny peripheral nerve stimulation device.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 16, 2012
The best pain clinics in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area, Arizona Pain Specialists, are now enrolling in a groundbreaking study looking at an innovative nerve stimulation device. The device, called the Bioness nerve stimulator, is tiny and implanted under the skin for patients with peripheral nerve pain. There is no cost to participants in the study and compensation is provided to those enrolled. For more information and scheduling call the best pain clinics in Arizona at 602-507-6550.
Tens of millions of Americans deal with chronic pain on a daily basis. For those who have pain that is caused by a single peripheral nerve, an innovative new device is now being studied by Arizona Pain Specialists. A typical spinal cord stimulator involves slightly invasive surgery along with a large battery pack being placed under the skin. However, the device being evaluated in this FDA clinical trial only entails a small wire being placed around the area of the patients pain.
The battery pack and programming unit sits on top of the area, and can easily be replaced, reprogrammed and charged. The battery pack attaches to a painless adhesive applied to the skin, activating the tiny wire that was implanted. The nerve stimulation occurs through the skin wirelessly and is able to accomplish numerous types of programming for the best pain relief.
The typical patient that is a candidate for the study should be over the age of 23 and have peripheral nerve pain due. This may be due to a post-surgical problem such as chronic irritation of the saphenous nerve after knee arthroscopy. Another condition would be failed carpel tunnel surgery or failure of any peripheral nerve surgery to relieve a persons chronic pain. Post-traumatic pain also potentially qualifies.
Once enrolled in the study, participants have the tiny device implanted in an outpatient short procedure by the pain doctors in Arizona and then will need to follow up for slightly over a year with approximately 6 visits. The visits are compensated and there is no cost to participate in the FDA clinical trial.
Those interested in finding out more about the study and other research at Arizona Pain Specialists should call 602-507-6550.