Spinal cord stimulation: patient selection, technique, and outcomes.

@article{Oakley2003SpinalCS,
  title={Spinal cord stimulation: patient selection, technique, and outcomes.},
  author={John C. Oakley},
  journal={Neurosurgery clinics of North America},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={365-80, vi}
}
Spinal cord stimulation, as with neuromodulation procedures in general, is a nondestructive, screenable, and reversible treatment option. Because there are no long-term side effects that have been reported; spinal cord stimulation is generally preferable as a first step when other less invasive treatments have failed to produce acceptable control of the pain.