Subcutaneous Peripheral Field Stimulation

Subcutaneous peripheral field stimulation provides a minimally invasive form of neurostimulation for intractable pain. Also called peripheral nerve field stimulation, the technique targets small nerve fibers in the subcutaneous tissue, beneath the skin. Originally developed to treat pain in areas that would be difficult to reach with stimulation of more-central nerve fibers, it also shows promise in other applications, alone or in combination with other therapies.

Reviewed March 4, 2012
Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD
Member, International Neuromodulation Society
Professor, University of California School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, San Francisco CA, USA

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