Successful Treatment of Charcot‐Marie‐Tooth Chronic Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulation: A Case Study

  title={Successful Treatment of Charcot‐Marie‐Tooth Chronic Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulation: A Case Study},
  author={Ioannis M. Skaribas and Stephanie Nicole Washburn},
  journal={Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface},
  • I. Skaribas, S. Washburn
  • Published 1 July 2010
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface
Objectives:  Charcot‐Marie‐Tooth (CMT) disease is one of the most common hereditary neuropathies affecting one in 2500 people in the United States. CMT disease is associated with moderate to severe chronic extremity pain. We present the case of a young man with chronic intractable lower extremity pain associated with CMT disease treated with spinal cord stimulation (SCS). 
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of modern spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS).

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