A Comprehensive Outcome‐Specific Review of the Use of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

@article{Visnjevac2017ACO,
  title={A Comprehensive Outcome‐Specific Review of the Use of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome},
  author={Ognjen Visnjevac and Shrif J Costandi and Bimal A. Patel and Girgis Azer and Priya Agarwal and Robert B. Bolash and Nagy Mekhail},
  journal={Pain Practice},
  year={2017},
  volume={17}
}
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a painful, debilitating affliction that is often difficult to treat. It has become common international practice to use spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for the treatment of CRPS as other therapies fail to provide adequate relief, quality of life, or improvement in function. This comprehensive outcome‐specific systematic review of the use of SCS for CRPS was performed to elucidate the available evidence with focus on clinically relevant patient‐specific… 
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