Dr Paul Verrills at AMSIG 2017
Dr Paul Verrills presented ‘Chronic Intractable Foot Pain – The Pain Management Physician’s Perspective‘ at the Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG) 21st Annual Scientific Meeting. Disseminating the findings from ACCURATE, the largest neurostimulation clinical trial ever conducted among patients with chronic lower limb pain from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Peripheral Neuralgia, Dr Verrills discusses how a revolutionary therapy known as Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation provided greater than 80% pain reduction for the participants in the study.
The Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) has been of interest to pain physicians for years. This 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 stimulation often works where other treatments may not or have provided 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.
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