Newsletter – July 2023

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS)

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

     Dr. Adam Burkey, M.D., of Anesis Spine and Pain Care, is well-known for his Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) expertise and was recently included in the Educational Curriculum for PNS developed by the North American Neuromodulation Society. Although PNS was invented in the 1960s, it is only in the last decade that a number of therapeutic devices have received regulatory approval around the world for peripheral nerve stimulation to treat pain. At our clinics, we proudly offer the most advanced PNS systems that utilize non-permanent leads to deliver electrical pulses to nerves located beyond the spinal cord, providing more targeted approaches for non-opioid interventional pain management.

Scan to view the full article “Educational Curriculum for Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Developed by the North American Neuromodulation Society“ in PDF.

How PNS Works

Both PNS and SCS systems work by stimulating targeted nerves to interrupt and reduce the transmission of pain signals to the brain. PNS leads are implanted near peripheral nerves to target pain signals within a localized area. SCS leads are implanted near the spine and can act on nerves that transmit information from a much broader area. Many of these devices offer smartphone apps or other options that allow patients to take an active role in modulating the level of sensation they experience at any given time. PNS and SCS are both drug-free, long-term chronic pain management tools that offer a trial phase before deciding to pursue the implant. Up to 90% of patients who undergo the trial decide to move forward with the implant. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help your chronic pain patients.

Candidates for SCS, PNS


  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Post surgical pain
  • Sciatica
  • Back and neck pain
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sciatica


  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • Shoulder, Knee (post surgical pain)
  • Localized nerve pain
  • Amputation
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Our Sound Ambulatory Surgical Center in Olympia offers a number of minimally invasive procedures for spine, joint and neuropathic pain. Please contact us at 206-538-6300 or email us at [email protected] for any questions or referrals.

Anesis Spine & Pain Care

Providing multi-disciplinary care for those suffering from chronic pain.

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