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Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain management: mini-review
Med Biol Sci Eng 2018;1(1):1-5
Published online January 31, 2018
© 2018 Medical Biological Science and Engineering.

Younghoon Jeon

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
Correspondence to: Younghoon Jeon
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, 130 Dongdeok-ro, Junggu, Daegu 41944, Korea
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E-mail: jeon68@gmail.com
Received September 30, 2017; Revised November 24, 2017; Accepted December 1, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been used extensively for the management of refractory chronic pain, including complex regional pain syndrome and failed back surgery syndrome. The progressive improvements in the selection criteria of patients, implantation devices, and techniques in implantation can lead to satisfactory results for the treatment of a range of chronic pain. In addition, despite its high initial cost, it provides an improvement of the function and quality of life of patients cost-effectively, compared to alternative therapy strategies. This article reviews the equipment and technology, indications, and complications of SCS.
Keywords : Complex regional pain syndromes; Failed back surgery syndrome; Spinal cord stimulation
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