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A recently published study shows that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) relieves pain and improves motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who have and have not received deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy.1 PD is a progressive, multisystem neurodegenerative disease that leads to motor symptoms, such as tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability, and non-m
The Fast-Paced Growth of Neuromodulation The use of neuromodulation as a treatment in a wide array of pain-related disorders has expanded ever since the concept of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) was introduced and operationalized many years ago. Fellow PPM board member C.
Case Presentation: Herein, the authors report the use of a spinal cord stimulator to treat severe chronic intractable abdominal pain in a patient with an 18-year history of chronic pancreatitis. A stimulator with leads placed midline of T
A case study offers considerations for peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) as an additional tool to help manage chronic pain.
The authors describe the use of neuromodulation to manage pain associated with advanced Keinbock Disease and comorbid symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
After an unfortunate complication of spinal cord compression resulting from a brief stimulator trial implantation, the authors share how they approached further care of the patient.
Another study showed that BurstDR revitalized pain relief in those switched from other spinal cord stimulation devices.
Stimwave has received FDA clearance for the WaveCrest Mobile iOS platform patient controller for opioid-free pain management.
The recent potential of SCS means clinicians are looking to implement them earlier in a patient's treatment plan.
This non-invasive treatment offers an interesting pathway to future research for chronic lower back pain.
New wearable neurostimulation device helps to manage opioid withdrawal symptoms.
High-frequency stimulation improved chronic neuropathic pelvic pain in this case series review.
For patients with chronic radicular pain, axial pain, and patients who are not candidates for surgery, spinal cord stimulation can be a safe and effective therapy. Learn more about patient selection and screening.
Treating chronic neuropathic pain syndromes with a novel, nonpharmacologic approach: scrambler therapy, that offers patients a non-invasive, individualized technique for significantly reducing pain.
Harnessing the power of electricity to help heal. Learn how pulsed electromagnetic field therapy can help reduce pain and inflammation in patients with diabetic neuropathy.
The case of the cat who avoided contact with his owner when the owner's high-frequency spinal cord stimulator was turned on.
Percutaneous electrical neurostimulation can accomplish a safe, cost-effective, and rapid reduction in the use of opioids, even when previous weaning methods have been unsuccessful.
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) has the potential to improve pain and headache outcomes. Learn how to incorporate this techniques, either as an adjunct to traditional treatment or as a stand-alone option, for the management of pain and headache.
Learn more about the role of neurostimulators, specifically spinal cord stimulators, in pain management.
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive, painless brain stimulation technique that is showing promise in the treatment of depression and chronic pain.1 tDCS is delivered through a battery-operated device that transfers electrical current of low intensity (1-2 mA) to the surface of the head, typically with 2 large (20-35 cm2) saline-soaked sponge-el
Spinal cord stimulation should no longer be considered the treatment of “last resort.” Long-term success rates reach 85% if SCS is performed within 2 years of symptom onset.
Interventional pain specialists offer an overview of spinal cord stimulation (dorsal column neuromodulation) fundamentals that referring physicians can use in clinical practice.
Candidates for spinal cord stimulator implantation are typically referred for psychological assessment as part of the screening process to evaluate the likelihood of successful outcomes. The authors review the various assessment tools and discuss which may be most beneficial for chronic pain patients.
For more than 40 years, clinicians have been using and developing implantable technologies for the control of severe pain. Article reviews 3 types of implantable technology.
Article provides an overview and case study of spinal cord (dorsal column) stimulation in a spine-centered/orthopaedic clinical practice setting.
As a cost-effective intervention, neurostimulation can play an important role in chronic pain patients who don't respond well to more conservative treatment approaches.
Implantable devices in the epidural space provides selected patients with control in managing a wide variety of painful disorders.
Article on using cranial electrotherapy stimulation to treat chronic pain patients: should you be using it in your practice?
Spinal cord stimulation has been one of the major advances in the efficacious and cost-effective treatment of chronic pain patients with multiple different pain processes—particularly of cervical and lumbar spinal origin.
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) can be used to treat chronic pain patients. Author presents experience with 5 patients who had CES.
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation studies demonstrate that this modality is effective, safe, and easy to use as a stand-alone or complementary, cost effective, non-medication treatment for the management of pain.
This article explains cranial electrotherapy stimulation in the treatment of mild traumatic brain injury. Article also includes case summary discussions.
The high efficacy of cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) and lack of side effects make this an excellent option for the treatment of depression, alone or in combination with antidepressants.
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is an effective, established treatment for insomnia that avoids polypharmacy interactions for pain patients taking medications while simultaneously reducing anxiety, depression, and pain.
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is a safe, efficacious, cost-effective intervention for addictions. As such, CES should be added to all addiction treatment programs.
Minimally-invasive electrical nerve stimulation of the greater and/or lesser occipital nerves may be extremely effective in treating refractory migraine.
This second article, of a two-part series on the efficacy of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) in treating depression, reviews the results of meta-analysis conducted on CES studies.
SCS Treatment Of Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
CES in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Part 2
When Should Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) be Considered?
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