Pain Doctor – Austin, Offers Innovative New FDA Approved Therapy for Hard-to-treat Chronic Nerve Pain

Pain Doctor always strives to provide the best and most comprehensive care for patients in central Texas. Abbott identified us as a center of excellence and enabled us to be one of the first in Austin and Central Texas to offer DRG stimulation,

Pain Doctor, the industry leader in pain management, is one of the first practices in Austin to implement a new neurostimulation device designed to relieve the sensation of pain in patients suffering from chronic intractable pain. The device, known as Abbott Axium Neurostimulator System for dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation, was recently used to support a 29-year-old patient suffering from post-surgical nerve pain in her right foot and ankle.

Paul H. Le, M.D. a pain management physician at Pain Doctor in Austin, TX, implanted the Abbott Axium system, which was used because the patient failed to get pain relief from traditional neurostimulation among multiple other treatments.

Unlike traditional neurostimulation devices, the Abbott Axium system targets the DRG, a spinal structure densely populated with sensory nerves that transmit information to the brain via the spinal cord. This first-of-its-kind device delivers a form of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) that can target the specific areas of the body where pain occurs. As a result, DRG stimulation gives physicians the ability to effectively provide pain relief to patients with neuropathic conditions otherwise under-served by traditional SCS. The device is used to help patients suffering from chronic lower-limb pain associated with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) after previous treatment options have failed.

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