Stimrouter for Chronic Lower Extremity Pain

Sep 19, 2023
New treatment for Chronic Lower Extremity Pain

StimRouter is a medical device used at Kyrou Podiatry Associates for  neuromodulation therapy for chronic pain management. It is designed to provide targeted electrical stimulation to specific nerves in the body to help alleviate chronic pain. The device consists of a thin, flexible lead that is implanted near the targeted nerve, typically with a minimally invasive surgical procedure. The lead is connected to a small external pulse generator that can be worn on the body.

Here's how StimRouter works:

  1. Implantation: A surgeon places the thin lead near the nerve responsible for the patient's chronic pain. This is typically done with a small incision and minimally invasive techniques, reducing the invasiveness of the procedure.

  2. Stimulation: Once the lead is in place, it delivers electrical stimulation to the nerve. The patient can adjust the stimulation settings using the external pulse generator, allowing for customization of the therapy to achieve optimal pain relief.

  3. Pain Relief: The electrical stimulation delivered by the StimRouter interferes with the transmission of pain signals along the nerve pathway. This can provide relief from chronic pain conditions such as neuropathic pain, post-amputation pain, and other types of pain that are often difficult to treat with traditional methods.

  4. Rechargeable: The external pulse generator is typically rechargeable and can be worn discreetly, allowing patients to manage their pain on-the-go.

StimRouter is often considered for patients who have not responded well to other pain management treatments or who wish to avoid more invasive surgical procedures. It offers a potentially less invasive option for managing chronic pain by directly targeting the nerves responsible for the pain signals.

It's important to note that the use of StimRouter and similar devices should be done under the supervision of qualified healthcare professionals, and the suitability of the device for a specific patient's condition should be determined on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, the availability and specific features of medical devices like StimRouter may vary by location and over time, so it's essential to consult with a healthcare provider for the most up-to-date information.

At Kyrou Podiatry Associates we believe devices like Stimrouter ( peripheral nerve stimulators) are the wave of the future. We believe that this will help our patients who have been suffering from chronic pain due to but not limited to Neuropathy, CRPS, Peripheral nerve damage and other chronic pain ailments which have failed all other conservative treatments. 

Kyrou Podiatry Associates is the only practice performing this state of the art minimally invasive procedure. Call today to see if you are a candidate.