Poststroke pain control by chronic motor cortex stimulation: neurological characteristics predicting a favorable response.


OBJECT The goal of this study was to identify the neurological characteristics of patients with poststroke pain who show a favorable response to motor cortex (MC) stimulation used to control their pain. METHODS The neurological characteristics of 31 patients treated by MC stimulation were analyzed. In 15 patients (48%), excellent or good pain control… (More)