The Value of Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) in Treatment of Disorders of the Motor System

  • J.-U. Krainick
  • H. Waisbrod
  • H. U. Gerbershagen
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Electric stimulation of the spinal cord (SCS) was introduced into clinical practice following Melzack and Wall’s [16] gate control theory of pain. The first implantation for treatment of chronic pain was performed by Shealy et al. in 1967 [22]. Soon, serial reports about successful application of this method, technical modifications, indications and long-term results were published [13, 18].


Multiple Sclerosis Spinal Cord Stimulation Bladder Function Contingent Negative Variation Detrusor Instability 
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  • J.-U. Krainick
  • H. Waisbrod
  • H. U. Gerbershagen

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