Stimulation of the Motor Cortex to Treat Chronic Pain

  • Timothy R. Deer
  • Robert M. Levy


Motor cortex stimulation (MCS) is a technique that allows physicians to offer treatment to many individuals who would otherwise have no treatment options. The increasing use of this modality is a reflection on the safety, perceived good outcome, and surprisingly long history of human use. This surgical technique has shown good potential in patients suffering from many severe pain conditions including trigeminal neuralgia, poststroke central pain syndromes, phantom limb pain, facial pain, pain from injury to the spinal cord, and postherpetic neuralgia.


Trigeminal Neuralgia Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Spinal Cord Stimulation Facial Pain Motor Threshold 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Pain ReliefCharlestonUSA

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