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Neural Targeting Spinal Cord Stimulation Superior in Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain

Neural Targeting Spinal Cord Stimulation Superior in Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain

Spinal cord stimulation using precision approach via 3D neural targeting shows superior efficacy in treating chronic axial low back pain compared with a traditional approach relying on a trial-and-error method to achieve desired paresthesia.

Spinal Cord Stimulation to Reduce Opioid Use in Chronic Pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation to Reduce Opioid Use in Chronic Pain

Spinal cord stimulation was found to help decrease or stabilize opioid use in patients with chronic pain.

Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation Relieves Pain in Office-Based Hysteroscopy

Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation Relieves Pain in Office-Based Hysteroscopy

Patients who received transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation during office-based hysteroscopy without sedation had less pain.

Inconsistent Effects of Dexamethasone on Nerve Block Duration

Inconsistent Effects of Dexamethasone on Nerve Block Duration

The addition of dexamethasone to ropivacaine for prolonged block duration produced highly variable results in healthy subjects.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation-Mediated Analgesia is Independent of Improvements in Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation-Mediated Analgesia is Independent of Improvements in Depression

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the right secondary somatosensory motor cortex produces relief from chronic neuropathic orofacial pain, independently of improvements in psychiatric or sleep disorder comorbidities.

Risks & Benefits of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Risks & Benefits of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

The usefulness of sPNB is limited due to the short duration of action, while a major limitation of cPNB is the significant investment.

Superior Pain Relief With High-Frequency Spine Stimulation

Superior Pain Relief With High-Frequency Spine Stimulation

The Senza system reduced back pain an average of 5 points, compared to 3 points for traditional stimulation.

High- vs Low-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Long-Term Treatment of Back and Leg Pain

High- vs Low-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Long-Term Treatment of Back and Leg Pain

Paresthesia-free spinal cord stimulation (SCS) with 10-kHz high-frequency (HF10) therapy was superior to traditional SCS for long-term treatment of intractable back and leg pain.

Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Migraine: Long-Term Outcomes

Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Migraine: Long-Term Outcomes

Use of neurostimulation devices is associated with a number of drawbacks, including high costs and the potential for procedurally related complications such as lead migration and infection.

Stellate Ganglion Block for Postherpetic Neuralgia

Stellate Ganglion Block for Postherpetic Neuralgia

Report demonstrates benefit in severe photophobia secondary to trigeminal postherpetic neuralgia