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Percutaneous Cervical Spinal Cord Stimulation

  • Jeffery Rowe
  • Dawood Sayed
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Abstract

Percutaneous spinal cord stimulation as an option to treat chronic neuropathic pain has proven to be a powerful tool. Many different conditions within the cervical spine which contribute to structural abnormalities which lead to neuropathic pain can be effectively treated with properly placed percutaneous cervical spinal cord stimulator leads. Accurately placed and anchored leads placed within the cervical spine percutaneously can provide a dramatic reduction in symptomatology and a permanent improvement in a chronic pain patient’s quality of life and activity tolerance. Placement of cervical percutaneous spinal cord stimulator leads to the level of the C2 vertebral body can provide pain relief within the occipital region. Leads spanning from C2 across multiple vertebral body levels can provide pain relief within the neck and upper extremities consistently and reproducibly.

Keywords

Spinal cord stimulation Neuromodulation Neurostimulation Cervical spinal cord stimulation Percutaneous cervical spinal cord stimulation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffery Rowe
    • 1
  • Dawood Sayed
    • 2
  1. 1.Main Line Spine & Main Line Spine Surgery CenterKing of PrussiaUSA
  2. 2.The University of Kansas Health SystemKansas CityUSA

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