Cheyenne hospital physicians first in state to use SPRINT pain treatment system

Via the Wyoming News Exchange

CHEYENNE (WNE) — Interventional pain management physicians at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center are the first in Wyoming to use the SPRINT Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) system, a minimally invasive and nonopioid neurostimulation device used to treat acute and chronic pain.


“The brain perceives pain from signals sent up the spinal cord from peripheral nerves. SPRINT is designed to interrupt those pain messages and decrease pain symptoms by delivering tiny electrical pulses to the targeted peripheral nerve,” said Dr. Natalie Winter, interventional pain management specialist with CRMC and Cheyenne Regional Medical Group (CRMG) Medical Specialty Clinic, in a news release. “Over time, stimulation of a peripheral nerve with SPRINT is believed to change how the brain may perceive and respond to pain.”


Physicians across the nation have prescribed the SPRINT system to treat multiple pain conditions, including post-amputation pain, inoperable knee and shoulder joint pain, chronic neck and low back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, post-traumatic acute pain and post-operative pain following joint replacement and surgical reconstruction.


“The SPRINT system fulfills a critical need for a drug-free, surgery-free option for many people in our community and region who suffer from chronic and acute pain,” Winter said.


For more information about the SPRINT PNS system and its application, contact the CRMG Medical Specialty Clinic at 307-6387757.


This story was published on November 18, 2023. 



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