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Central and Peripheral Electrical Stimulation of the Nervous System in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

  • Jan Gybels
  • Ronnie Kupers
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 38)


Since it was established that electrical stimulation of certain neural systems can have an analgesic effect, neurosurgeons have implanted electrodes in the brain (DBS—deep brain stimulation), over the spinal cord (DCS—dorsal column stimulation) and around peripheral nerves (PNS) in order to treat chronic pain.


Chronic Pain Electrical Stimulation Deep Brain Stimulation Spinal Cord Stimulation Peripheral Nerve Stimulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Gybels
    • 1
  • Ronnie Kupers
  1. 1.Kliniek voor Neurologie en NeurochirurgieLeuvenBelgium

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