Nalu Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Nalu Peripheral Nerve Stimulation may finally offer a long-term solution for your chronic pain
How can the Nalu Neurostimulation System relieve your chronic pain? Chronic pain is pain that lasts more than a few months. It can be present all the time or may come and go. This type of pain can be caused by many factors, including aging of bones and joints, injuries that have not healed properly, and peripheral nerve injury or inflammation. If
conservative treatment options have failed, peripheral nerve stimulation may provide the relief you and your physician are searching for. The Nalu Neurostimulation System may be able to reduce the pain by blocking the pain signals on the nerve that carries those signals to your brain. Nalu Peripheral Nerve Stimulation may help reduce chronic pain in your shoulder, back, arm, leg, foot, or ankle. Your physician will work with you to determine if neurostimulation is a promising therapy for your individual pain. Should it be an option, you can try it before you fully commit to the system.
This may be the relief you’ve been looking for
If you suffer from chronic pain, you’ve probably tried a variety of pain relief options, including physical therapy, radiofrequency ablation, various surgical procedures, and over-the-counter and prescription drugs. You may also have tried other neurostimulation systems. If these options have not delivered the pain relief you need or have interfered too much with your life, there is finally new hope. The novel Nalu Neurostimulation System may provide pain relief where other treatments have failed.
What is peripheral nerve stimulation?
Peripheral nerve stimulation is a drug-free pain management approach that uses mild electrical impulses to block pain signals from various parts of your body before they get to your brain.
With the Nalu System, most patients will not be aware of these electrical impulses. A small percentage of patients may feel a gentle tingling sensation called paresthesia. Thin wires, called leads, are placed under the skin near the nerves that are associated with the pain, and an implantable pulse generator (IPG) is placed under the skin and connected to the leads to provide the electrical impulses.
How does it work?
You can think of each of your nerves as a single-line telephone that can only carry one conversation at a time. Since the leads are already sending a signal to the brain through the nerves that normally carry the pain signal, the line is busy, and the pain signal does not get to the brain. As long as the stimulation signal is on the line, the pain signal cannot get through.
Nalu Process Overview
You can “test-drive” the system before you commit.
Once your physician decides that Nalu Neurostimulation may be right for you, you can “test- drive” the system to see if it delivers the relief you need.
Step 1: wear experience
The purpose of the wear experience is to make sure you are comfortable with Nalu wearables and can feel what it would be like to live with the system on a daily basis. During this assessment period, you will wear an adhesive clip and nonfunctioning Therapy Disc in various positions for up to 14 days to determine the best location of the Therapy Disc and IPG for your anatomy and lifestyle.
Step 2: therapy trial
To begin the trial, you will undergo a small surgical procedure to place thin wires (leads) near the nerve(s) identified by your physician and connect them to an external stimulator. During the therapy trial period, you and your physician will evaluate the amount of your pain relief and improvements in sleep and daily activities. After the therapy trial, the wires will be removed, and you and your physician will decide if Nalu Neurostimulation is appropriate for you.
Step 3: permanent implant
If Steps 1 and 2 are successful, your physician will perform a minimally invasive surgical procedure to place permanent leads (one or two) and the Nalu micro-IPG in the optimal location for your specific pain. Your physician’s prescribed therapy will be programmed into the Nalu System, and you will be trained on how to control it through the remote control app on your smartphone.
Step 4: life resumed
You will work with your physician and the Nalu support team to optimize your neurostimulation and manage your chronic pain. With pain relief, you may be able to resume activities (work, family, travel, etc.) that were previously too painful to enjoy.