Evaluation of the effects of spinal cord stimulation by infrared thermography

  • J. Devulder
  • F. Castille
  • M. De Laat
Conference paper


In 1967, Shealy introduced Spinal Cord Stimulation into clinical medicine to treat pain (9). Since its introduction it has been used to treat numerous disorders. Spinal cord stimulation seemed to have beneficial effects in the treatment of pain (5), motor disorders (3), and vascular disease (4). The real physiological mechanisms by which pain is alleviated are not well known yet.


Skin Temperature Spinal Cord Stimulation Infrared Thermography Gluteal Region Peripheral Blood Flow 
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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Darmstadt 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Devulder
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Castille
    • 1
  • M. De Laat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia, Section Pain, ClinicUniversity Hospital of GhentGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiaUniversity Hospital of GhentGhentBelgium

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