Extradural cortical stimulation for central pain.

  title={Extradural cortical stimulation for central pain.},
  author={Sergio Canavero and Vincenzo Bonicalzi},
  journal={Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement},
  volume={97 Pt 2},
Central pain results from a central nervous system injury and represents a challenge for the pain therapist. Human studies have shown that motor cortex stimulation (MCS), i.e. the placement of a stimulating plate on the dura overlying the motor cortex can relieve brain central pain. Studies suggest that MCS directly affects activity in the first and second order somatosensory areas, thalamic nuclei and also inhibits spinal primary afferents and spinothalamic tract neurons. The following factors… CONTINUE READING