PNS: A Critical Review

4:00 - 5:30 PM Friday, Jan. 13

This session examines the expansion of PNS applications and the evidence in support of PNS in various pain disorders. PNS has evolved from a large electrode placed with cut down and connected to traditional generators to smaller devices often with external power sources. Clinical applications have expanded from traditional neuropathic indications to nociceptive pain. Yet, challenges remain in the strength of evidence and study designs to widespread support use and reimbursement in PNS.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define types of PNS and implant techniques.
  • Analyze delivery modes and parameters in PNS.
  • Review PNS evidence in craniofacial and neuropathic pain.
  • Discuss PNS evidence in nociceptive pain.

Overview of PNS Systems: Challenges and Opportunities

Patrick Ganzer, PhD

PNS for Pain: Neuropathic and Facial Pain

Konstantin V. Slavin, MD

PNS for Joint and Back Pain

Christopher A. Gilmore, MD

Faculty subject to change.