Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) stimulation
Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) stimulation is when we use an implanted pulse generator to stimulate the nerves as they are exiting the spine. It helps control nerve pain in the lower abdomen and legs.
Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation works best for pain due to nerve damage in the lower abdomen or legs. Pain due to complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS I or II) of the lower extremities responds well. Also nerve pain in the knee area after total knee replacement is often relieved. Pain after hernia surgery, or ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric neuralgia, is helped by this surgery. Amputaition or phantom limb pain is usually decreased. And finally, nerve pain in the ankle and foot pain are alleviated in many cases by this therapy.
It is not as helpful for back pain. We would recommend conventional dorsal column stimulation for this.