Neuropathic pain is a pain that comes from problems with signals from the Neuropathic pain is a pain that comes from problems with signals from the nerves. Eight percent of people in the UK are estimated to have persistent neuropathic pain and for many there is no effective treatment. External non-invasive peripheral nerve stimulation (EN-PNS) is a form of electrical stimulation that involves placing an electrode onto the skin, which can be easily self-administered.
The Walton Centre are now recruiting patients to a clinical trial that will examine how effective this treatment is for people with long standing neuropathic pain following peripheral nerve injury. The study will run over the next 2 years and will help to provide some important information on the treatment of neuropathic pain and help clarify whether the NHS should support the use of EN-PENS for patients with neuropathic pain.
For further information about this or other studies at The Walton Centre please contact the Neuro Research Centre on 0151 529 5666.