Thoracic spinal cord stimulation is useful for pain treatment after incomplete cervical spinal cord injury
Central neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury continues to represent a therapeutic challenge, perhaps due to the lack of understanding and consensus as to the neuropatho-physiological symptomatic etiology. Spinal cord stimulation is a sophisticated minimally invasive alternative for the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain; however, in this case, we present a patient in whom thoracic spinal cord stimulation was the only successful approach to the treatment of lower extremity neuropathic pain after an incomplete cervical spinal cord injury.
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