A Life Transforming New Treatment For Chronic Pain

Patients with chronic pain related to Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome or lower extremity pain following surgery or injury now have a new lease on life with a procedure recently approved by the FDA.

Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation (DRG) is used for difficult-to-treat chronic pain for patients with Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD). It also is used for isolated chronic pain that could occur in the hip, knee, foot, or groin following an injury or surgical procedure and worsens over time.

Dr. Scott Taylor is one of the first five physicians in Indiana trained to perform this highly effective new outpatient therapy. DRG therapy has been used in Europe and Australia for several years.

What Is DRG?

The Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) nerve cluster acts like a traffic light, regulating signals and sensations as they travel to the brain. Stimulation of the DRG can actually modify these signals resulting in the reduction of pain. For patients with pain that is limited to a specific area of the body, DRG therapy often works where other treatments may not or provide partial relief. This is because the DRG corresponds to specific anatomical locations in the body and relays information, such as pain signals, to the brain.

Want More Information?

Visit relievechronicpainnow.org for more information on how this life transforming procedure could help you. If you think this procedure could help reduce your pain, ask your doctor to call Dr. Taylor’s office to make an appointment for you to be seen. Appointments can be made at either Henry County Center for Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine in New Castle or  Physical Medicine of East Central Indiana in Muncie.

Helping Reduce or Relieve Pain and Restore Function

We want to provide care to improve your quality of life by focusing on reducing or relieving pain using a variety of non-surgical treatments including physical therapy, occupational therapy, assistive devices and minimally invasive surgical procedures. We are not a prescription based pain management practice and we minimize reliance on pain medications.

Some of our patients have short-term injuries from work or sports while others have long-term health problems such as an amputation, arthritis or back and spine problems. We also offer other options for patients who have had back surgery and continue to have symptoms.

Typical problems treated include:

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Disc problems of the spine
  • Pinched nerves
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Numbness in hands, arms and legs
  • Sports injuries
  • Traumatic injuries due to accidents
  • Cancer pain
  • Arthritis Spinal cord stimulators
  • Sciatica