SPRINT PNS for leg pain
“I feel fabulous! It’s a miracle—the pain is gone.”
Patricia can finally say that thanks to SPRINT PNS. The chronic, constant and severe pain in her leg started 10 years prior after a freak accident in her driveway. While cleaning out the trunk of her car, she became trapped from her pelvis up in the trunk as the hatch came down on her. Luckily her husband came home and got her out. By the evening, she had intense pain all the way down her leg.
Patricia suffers from meralgia paresthetica. Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of the thigh.
Even the slightest touch to her thigh, a strong breeze, jumping into the pool—even tight-fitting yoga pants, triggered a fiery, burning sensation coupled with numbness. For a long time, she tried many treatments from acupuncture to physical therapy to steroid injections, but nothing alleviated the pain.
Pat did not want to take narcotics and after several years of regular injections, her pain management physician, Dr. Babu recommended she try SPRINT PNS. When the device was placed, Patricia was taking Aleve 4 at a time several times a day. She has had none since getting SPRINT, which was removed in early February.
Since having SPRINT, Patricia reports she is “back to doing everything!” After ten years of compartmentalizing the pain through meditation and yoga to just get through it, she is now able to once again have a more rigorous, intense yoga practice. She is now able to swim in the pool for an hour without pain and does 500 jumping jacks in the water.