Dr. Jolly Hosts Dorsal Root Ganglion Therapy Training Session

Dr. Jolly Hosts Dorsal Root Ganglion Therapy Training Session

Dr. Suneil ‘Neil’ Jolly and the team at Louisiana Pain Specialists are passionate about teaching and they look forward to every opportunity to educate patients, colleagues, and other providers about pain management and the most cutting-edge treatment options. We believe that continued education is a crucial part of advancing medicine and technology.

Last month, Dr. Jolly had the opportunity to lead a training session for multiple local and regional physicians for dorsal root ganglion (DRG) therapy, a type of neuromodulation therapy designed to manage difficult-to-treat chronic pain in specific areas of the lower body, such as the foot, knee, hip, or groin. Dr. Jolly has been utilizing this therapy to benefit patients since 2016, and he was one of the very first physicians in the Gulf Coast region to perform this procedure. He is now a certified DRG instructor.

How DRG Therapy Works
DRG stimulation therapy works by stimulating dorsal root ganglia (DRGs). These are structures along the spinal column made up of densely populated sensory nerves, and they act like traffic lights, regulating signals and sensations that travel through nerve fibers along the spinal column to the brain.

Because the spinal column has a number of different DRGs, each of which is associated with different areas of the body, DRG stimulation therapy can target the DRG that is associated with the specific area of the body where a patient experiences pain. In this way, DRG therapy has the unique ability to help manage pain in targeted parts of the body where pain occurs, and is especially helpful for patients who live with isolated chronic pain in the lower parts of the body.

Dorsal Root Ganglion Therapy Training Session

Dorsal Root Ganglion Therapy Training Session

Dorsal Root Ganglion Therapy Training Session

 

Is DRG therapy right for you?

DRG therapy may be an option if you have:

If you suffer from this kind of pain, DRG therapy may work where other therapies have not—or may have provided only partial relief. Call us today to make an appointment to discuss if DRG therapy might be right for you!

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