Spine & Orthopedic Pain Centers

Pulse Stimulation Treatment (PSTIM)

Pulse stimulation treatment (PSTIM) is a microchip-controlled pulse nerve stimulation device that provides a continuous flow of intermittent, low frequency electrical pulses to specific nerve endings with the goal of relieving many types of acute and chronic pain.

It is easily applied, light weight and small, allowing patient to wear it over a 4 day period and continue normal daily activities during treatment.  It assists in resetting the autonomic nervous system which in turn can improve pain, mood, sleep and anxiety, allowing for better quality of life.  A patient’s type of pain & symptoms will determine number of treatments, with up to nine sessions (3 rounds of 3 sessions each) being performed with the goal of achieving a cumulative, residual pain relief benefit.

 


 

PEMF — Pulsed Electromagnetic Field

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMFT, or PEMF therapy), also known as low field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) uses electromagnetic fields in an attempt to heal non-union fractures. The currents induced in tissues by PEMF mimic the natural electrical activities created within bones during movements.

Should you fracture a bone in an arm or leg, and it fails to heal in 3–6 months, there is a good chance that your doctors at Prestige Pain Center will prescribe an energy method called pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy. Your prescription is for a small battery-powered pulse generator connected to a coil that you will place next to your injury for 8–10 h/day, or you will have an electrical stimulator implanted near the fracture. The PEMF device produces a magnetic field that induces currents to flow in nearby tissues.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields promote the synthesis of skeletal extracellular matrix. The physiologic process of the response of skeletal cells to PEMF is the synthesis of extracellular matrix structural and signaling molecules in the wound. The result of the signaling processes is to instruct skeletal cells to synthesize structural extracellular matrix and signaling molecules and enhance the ability of skeletal tissues to respond to changing physicochemical environments and biomechanical demands, and facilitate healing.

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Inderbir Johal, M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist
Anesthesiologist

Dr. Inderbir Johal, M.D. is a highly-skilled interventional pain management physician. Following a rigorous residency program in anesthesiology at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Johal completed an intensive fellowship at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Dr. Johal is passionate about his patients and their experience at Prestige Pain. Compassionate in his clinical approach, Dr. Johal uses leading-edge, minimally-invasive approaches to address acute and chronic pain effectively.

Dr. Johal welcomes your correspondence.

Gurbir Johal, M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist
Anesthesiologist

Dr. Gurbir Johal is a highly-skilled interventional pain management physician. Following a rigorous residency program in anesthesiology at the prestigious University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Johal completed an intensive fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Chicago Pain Medicine Center.

Dr. Johal is passionate about his patients and their experience at Prestige Pain. Compassionate in his clinical approach, Dr. Johal uses leading-edge, minimally-invasive approaches to address acute and chronic pain effectively.

Dr. Johal welcomes your correspondence.