Thoracic spinal cord stimulation is useful for pain treatment after incomplete cervical spinal cord injury

  • Esther M. Benedetti Assistant Clinical Professor, Center for Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa, USA
Keywords: Spinal Cord, Ependymoma, Electromyography, Neuralgia, Pain

Abstract

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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Benedetti EM. Thoracic spinal cord stimulation is useful for pain treatment after incomplete cervical spinal cord injury. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2013Apr.1 [cited 2021Oct.16];41(2):146-9. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/883

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Benedetti EM. Thoracic spinal cord stimulation is useful for pain treatment after incomplete cervical spinal cord injury. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2013Apr.1 [cited 2021Oct.16];41(2):146-9. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/883
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