DRG Stimulation on Channel 7 News
Our very own Dr Paul Verrills was recently featured on Channel 7 News, showing a new treatment for chronic pain known as Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation. This procedure uses electrical currents to stop pain signals reaching the brain. DRG, which is a nerve cluster, acts like a traffic light, regulating signals and sensations as they travel to the brain. Stimulation of the DRG can actually modify the pain signals getting through—resulting in the reduction of pain.
For patients with pain that is limited to a specific area of the body, DRG therapy often works where other treatments may not—or provide only partial relief. That’s because the DRG corresponds to specific anatomical locations in the body and relays information, such as pain signals, to the brain.
If you would like further information on this procedure, please contact us.