What is a Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation?
Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation is a procedure in which an insulated lead or wire with electrodes is placed in the epidural space, much like having an epidural steroid injection, and stimulates specific spinal nerves with extremely small amounts of electricity which can blunt/block pain signals from focal areas of the body such as the knee or ankle. You will not feel any electrical sensation once the lead is placed correctly in the spine. It is a procedure for those who have failed conservative and injection therapies. Indications may include chronic post-surgical pain, complex regional pain syndrome, neuropathic pain, diabetic neuropathy, etc. This procedure starts with a 5-10 day trial period at which time you will have the ability to “test drive” the device before deciding if the treatment is beneficial.