Spinal Cord Stimulation
In a preliminary study, high-frequency spinal cord stimulation was found to be more effective in treating chronic pain than conventional stimulation.
After 5 years, 55% of patients had experienced treatment success and 80% of patients with a permanent implant still used their SCS device.
In patients undergoing spinal cord stimulation for lower extremity pain, the use of neuropathic pain medication and opioids prior to the procedure may not have an impact on outcomes.
The Intelis platform monitors patient activity 24/7, which means physicians can make treatment adjustments as needed.
Dorsal root ganglion stimulation is more likely than spinal cord stimulation to provide pain relief in patients with neuropathic pain conditions affecting the lower extremities.
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 was found to help decrease or stabilize opioid use in patients with chronic pain.
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Endomorphins, spinal cord stimulation, psychotherapy: non-opioid alternatives for the management of chronic pain.
The lack of evidence base for treating chronic pain with neurostimulation resulted in the development of guideline recommendations based on systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies.
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.
Current paradigms of spinal cord stimulation consider stimulation parameters separately
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