Spinal cord stimulation is effective in management of complex regional pain syndrome I: fact or fiction.

@article{Kumar2011SpinalCS,
  title={Spinal cord stimulation is effective in management of complex regional pain syndrome I: fact or fiction.},
  author={K. R. Prathap Kumar and Syed Rizvi and Sharon Bishop Bnurs},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={566-78; discussion 5578-80}
}
BACKGROUND Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) I is a debilitating neuropathic pain disorder characterized by burning pain and allodynia. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is effective in the treatment of CRPS I in the medium term but its long-term efficacy and ability to improve functional status remains controversial. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of SCS to improve pain, functional status, and quality of life in the long term. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 25 patients over a mean… CONTINUE READING
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