Andy Prevost

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BACKGROUND Many studies have demonstrated the efficacy of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for chronic neuropathic radicular pain over recent decades, but despite global favourable outcomes in failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) with leg pain, the back pain component remains poorly controlled by neurostimulation. Technological and scientific progress has led(More)
  • Yrjö Koskinen, Tuomas Takalo, Timo Korkeamäki, Tom Berglund, Arturo Bris, Dan Friesner +4 others
  • 2005
The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Bank of Finland. Abstract Finland experienced an extremely severe economic depression in the early 1990s. In the midst of this crisis, significant new legislation was passed that increased supervisory powers of financial market regulators and reformed bankruptcy(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for postoperative persistent leg pain after spine surgery, but treatment of the back pain component remains much more difficult, as it comprises mixed neuropathic and mechanical pain mechanisms. Moreover, these patients could present damaged tissues at(More)
INTRODUCTION Multicolumn spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is now considered to be effective for the treatment of the radicular and back component in refractory Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) patients. The relationship between the paresthesia coverage of the back and clinical outcomes has recently been confirmed by an international prospective study.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE One of the main consequences of chronic pain syndrome is major impairment of the quality of sleep. Chronic pain and insomnia are independently linked to significant reductions in quality of life and psychiatric morbidity. Recent studies have suggested the efficacy of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for the treatment of the back pain(More)
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