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2020 Aug 01

Pain Med



Mechanism of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation in Chronic Pain.


Lin T, Gargya A, Singh H, Sivanesan E, Gulati A
Pain Med. 2020 Aug 01; 21(Supplement_1):S6-S12.
PMID: 32804230.


With the advancement of technology, peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) has been increasingly used to treat various chronic pain conditions. Its origin is based on the gate control theory postulated by Wall and Melzack in 1965. However, the exact mechanism behind PNS' analgesic effect is largely unknown. In this article, we performed a comprehensive literature review to overview the PNS mechanism of action.