Deep brain stimulation in the management of neuropathic pain and multiple sclerosis tremor.

@article{Nandi2004DeepBS,
  title={Deep brain stimulation in the management of neuropathic pain and multiple sclerosis tremor.},
  author={Dipankar Nandi and Tipu Z. Aziz},
  journal={Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={31-9}
}
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the central gray matter was an important component of the surgical management of chronic, drug-refractory, central neuropathic pain until only a decade ago. However, in the recent past, this technique has been increasingly neglected and has been largely replaced by motor cortex stimulation (MCS). The results of MCS, however, are far from uniform, and the best reports quote a range of 50% to 75% success in providing satisfactory pain relief. In recent years, there… CONTINUE READING