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Spinal cord stimulation in the treatment of chronic pain 

Spinal cord stimulation in the treatment of chronic pain
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Spinal cord stimulation in the treatment of chronic pain
Author(s):

S. Eldabe

and A. Gulve

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199586912.003.0009
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date: 18 August 2018

Spinal cord stimulation 142

SCS hardware and technique 146

Mechanism of action 150

Novel techniques 152

Complications of SCS 154

Conclusion 156

In 1965 the gate control theory revolutionized understanding of chronic pain syndromes. In 1967 it was suggested that stimulating the dorsal columns of the spinal cord would in effect ‘close the gate’ and control intractable pain in the lower extremities. Since then spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has undergone a variety of technical modifications and has been applied to a variety of pain conditions....

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