What is Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Implant?

Category: Procedures


Peripheral Nerve Stimulation is a technique for managing chronic and intractable pain. New techniques include the implantation of stimulation devices.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Implant

Side effect Patients
Buttocks pain 1
Cracking or popping joints 1
Electric shock sensations 1
Headaches 1
Muscle spasms in legs 1
Nighttime leg spasms 1

Show all 8 reported side effects


Based on patients currently having Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Implant

Dosage Patients
daily 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
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1 patient evaluation for Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Implant

Dec 8, 2010 (Started Dec 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain syndrome)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Please do all the research you can before getting this implant. Talk with other patients that have gotten it. Ask plenty of questions. And the #1 tip I could give is don't make the decision to get this implant out of desperation to get away from the pain. If you are questioning your decision and you aren't 100% sure that this implant is for you-DO NOT get it! Do more research. Have ALL your questions answered before you go through with it. I have more problems now than I did before I got the implant. I have numerous side effects that can't be explained. I've been told that it's just a coincidence that I didn't have them before I got the implant. I've lost a lot of sleep bc the muscle spasms in my legs are so bad. My sciatica is worse. The sciatica feels like a firey, red hot poker being put on my right buttock. The muscle over the implant gets so tight and knots up causing severe burning pain.

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