SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING NERVE FINDING FOR PERIPHERAL NERVE STIMULATION

  • US 20150012067A1
  • Filed: 07/02/2014
  • Published: 01/08/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/02/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of identifying a location for applying a stimulation therapy to treat a patient, the method comprising:

  • stimulating a first body region of the patient transcutaneously via a stimulus generator, wherein the body region contains a first portion of a nerve that has an elongate shape;

    monitoring, in response to the stimulating, action potentials received from a second portion of the nerve over a period of time, wherein the second portion of the nerve is in a second body region of the patient that is located remotely from the first body region; and

    determining, based on the monitoring, an optimized location of the second portion of the nerve for applying the stimulation therapy to treat the first body region.

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