Recommendations for patient selection in spinal cord stimulation.

  title={Recommendations for patient selection in spinal cord stimulation.},
  author={Leigh Atkinson and S Raj Sundaraj and Charles Brooker and Jim O'Callaghan and P. J. M. A. D. Teddy and John LaNay Salmon and Tom Semple and P M Majedi},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  volume={18 10},
Studies have shown that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) can reduce chronic pain by at least 50% over prolonged periods, improve function and quality-of-life, reduce requirements for healthcare resources and enable return to work in appropriately selected patients. However, SCS does not provide pain relief in all patients and is an expensive, labor intensive and invasive procedure with complications and ongoing management that requires specialists with specific skills and judgment… CONTINUE READING
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