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All Spinal Cord Stimulator Research

Spinal Cord Stimulation is a well-established medical procedure utilizing any of the several different implantable devices that have been approved by the FDA. The positive, life-restoring pain relief afforded by implantable neurostimulation is well established in the literature over the past 50 years and hundreds of studies. The physician specialists at St. Jude Pain Centers have published numerous articles on implantable neurostimulation; indeed, our researchers have actually invented several of the procedures currently employed around the globe.

We have carefully selected the representative articles below to provide our patients with the information we believe necessary to understand these therapies and to arrive at an informed decision.

All of the articles are downloadable simply by clicking on them.

Van Buyten JP, Al‐Kaisy A, Smet I, Palmisani S, Smith T. High‐Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Back Pain Patients: Results of a Prospective Multicenter E uropean Clinical Study. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface 2013;16:59-66.

Jivegard L, Augustinsson L-E, Holm J, Risberg B, Ortenwall P. Effects of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in patients with inoperable severe lower limb ischaemia: a prospective randomised controlled study. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 1995;9:421-425.

Tallis R, Illis L, Sedgwick E, Hardwidge C, Garfield J. Spinal cord stimulation in peripheral vascular disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1983;46:478-484

North RB, Kidd DH, Zahurak M, James CS, Long DM. Spinal cord stimulation for chronic, intractable pain: experience over two decades. Neurosurgery 1993;32:384-395.

Tesfaye S, Watt J, Benbow SJ, Pang KA, Miles J, MacFarlane IA. Electrical spinal-cord stimulation for painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The Lancet 1996;348:1698-1701.

Kemler MA, De Vet HC, Barendse GA, Van Den Wildenberg FA, Van Kleef M. The effect of spinal cord stimulation in patients with chronic reflex sympathetic dystrophy: two years’ follow‐up of the randomized controlled trial. Annals of Neurology: Official Journal of the American Neurological Association and the Child Neurology Society 2004;55:13-18.

Kemler MA, Barendse GA, van Kleef M. Spinal cord stimulation in patients with chronic reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Pain Practice 2001;1:106-107.


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