Arizona Pain Specialists, the premier pain management clinic in Phoenix, AZ, has been selected as the only Arizona pain center to participate in a novel study on chronic nerve pain. This FDA-approved study may unveil a potentially groundbreaking treatment with the use of a peripheral nerve stimulator, and patients who enroll today will be compensated.

September 20th, 2012, Scottsdale, AZ. — Those who suffer from debilitating chronic nerve pain will now have the chance to try a new, cutting-edge treatment that may rid them of their pain. Arizona Pain Specialists, ( a comprehensive pain management clinic in the Phoenix area, is now enrolling patients for a breakthrough study involving the use of a new nerve stimulator to treat peripheral neuralgia — the Bioness StimRouter.

“The treatment we are testing in this study may finally provide lasting relief for patients suffering from intractable nerve pain,” says Arizona Pain Specialists’ Research Director, Dr. Ted Swing.

It is estimated that 20-million Americans suffer from peripheral nerve pain. Peripheral neuralgia refers to chronic pain of the arms, legs or trunk caused by damage to the nerves themselves. This condition can be the result of various causes, including physical trauma or surgical procedures, and is often difficult to treat. Current treatments include non-localized therapies such as spinal cord stimulation and the use of pain medication.

Bioness Inc., an award winning medical device company, is sponsoring this double blind, randomized study, which will enroll 126 patients at up to ten study sites throughout the United States. Patients who suffer from persistent nerve pain in their arms, legs or trunk, and who have been treated for more than three months without relief, may qualify for this study. It is free to participate, and all those who enroll will be financially compensated.

The study tests one method that has been previously effective for treating peripheral neuralgia — peripheral nerve stimulation. Through peripheral nerve stimulation, pain is reduced by delivering non-painful electrical stimulation to the nerve that is the source of an individual’s pain. This stimulation interferes with the pain signals from the affected nerve, resulting in a reduction in perceived pain.

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