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Spinal cord stimulation 

Spinal cord stimulation
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Spinal cord stimulation
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Brian A. Simpson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199563678.003.0017
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date: 02 March 2021

Electricity has been used for centuries to relieve pain but spinal cord stimulation (SCS) came about with the Gate Control Theory in the 1960s

SCS was originally thought simply to close the gate by activating A fibres but its effect is more complex. It is likely that it helps to normalize the dysfunction that manifests as neuropathic pain...

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