Chronic pain is often described as pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks despite the use of medication and/or treatment. Although, some specialists encourage seeking help earlier than 12 weeks. There are many forms of treatment for chronic pain, Stimwave being a popular and effective path to oppose major surgery. Stimwave devices work by providing electrical impulses to target a specific area in the body. These impulses are intended to interrupt or change the pain signals, inducing the feeling of tingling or numbness (paresthesia), and reduce or replace the feeling of pain. This is a minimally invasive, long-term treatment option for chronic pain conditions relating to upper and lower limbs, entrapment syndromes, intercostal neuralgias, and other peripheral injuries or disease. After implantation of the leads the patient is given a handheld programmer to control the stimulation settings.