Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

Dorsal root ganglion stimulation is a variation of intraspinal nerve root stimulation, in which the electrode is placed within the spinal canal – a region typically not reached by spinal cord stimulation.  Each person has two root ganglion – bundles of nerve fibers that transmit sensory information to the brain.  The dorsal (posterior) root ganglion is associated with mediating temperature.  Therefore, dorsal root ganglion stimulation might be used to treat abnormal feelings of temperature.

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