Spinal Cord Stimulation: Background and Clinical Application

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Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a surgical treatment for chronic neuropathic pain that is refractory to other treatment. Originally described by Shealy et al. in 1967(1), it is used to treat a range of conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS I)(2), angina pectoris(3), radicular pain after failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS)(4), pain due to peripheral nerve injury, stump pain(5), peripheral vascular disease(6) and diabetic neuropathy(7,8); whereas phantom pain(9), postherpetic neuralgia(10), chronic visceral pain(11), and pain after partial spinal cord injury(12) remain more controversial. SCS is not effective in relieving central neuropathic pain states.
OriginalsprogDansk
TitelReplace, repair, restore, relieve : bridging clinical and engineering solutions in neurorehabilitation
RedaktørerWinnie Jensen, Ole Kæseler Andersen, Metin Akay
Antal sider2
Vol/bind7
ForlagSpringer International Publishing
Udgivelsesår2014
Sider81-82
ISBN (trykt)978-3-319-08071-0
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-319-08072-7
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2014
SerietitelBiosystems & Biorobotics
ISSN2195-3562

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