PENS therapy now at Metro Spinal Clinic


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Algotec's unique PENS therapy, which has only recently become available in Australia, continues to bring relief to patients suffering from chronic peripheral neuropathic pain as Dr Bruce Mitchell, assisted by nurses Deb Shannon and and Margaret Nicklen, of Metro Spinal Clinic in Melbourne, treat their first 3 patients.

PENS is a minimally invasive diagnostic therapy, which enables the physician to determine whether a patient is likely to benefit from an implanted stimulation device, although for some patients it may also provide ongoing pain management, thereby avoiding the need for more invasive therapies, with their attendant risks. There are also patients for whom an implanted device is not appropriate and in these cases PENS therapy offers an alternative where other less invasive or pharmacological modalities have failed.