We specialise in the use of neuromodulation for pain treatment.

Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation

The Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) is located in the epidural space where the spinal nerve roots form. The DRG contains the cell bodies of pain nerves that send information to the spinal cord and ultimately the brain. The DRG plays a crucial role in the development and maintenance of chronic pain.

Electrical stimulation of the DRG can modulate its function and reduce pain. A fine lead, with electrodes is positioned on the DRG via an epidural needle and sophisticated introducer, similar to the technique used in spinal cord stimulation. As in spinal cord stimulation, a successful trial is required to determine if implantation of a permanent DRG stimulation system is possible.

DRG stimulation is ideally suited to treating areas that are hard to treat with spinal cord stimulation and most effective in conditions producing localised neuropathic pain (nerve pain) – such as post-surgical pain (e.g. after knee replacement or hernia repair), diabetes, complex regional pain syndromes (CRPS or RSD), and post-amputation pain (phantom limb pain or stump pain).

To find out more about neuromodulation techniques and other QPain programs and procedures, contact us or make an appointment. Take the first step today and let us help you reclaim your life.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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Sometimes identifying the cause of chronic pain can be difficult, with many potential contributing factors involved. Our experts can help.


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