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Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2012 Feb;16(1):35-42. doi: 10.1007/s11916-011-0238-7.

Spinal cord stimulation: a review.

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  • 1SMC Pain Center, Schneck Medical Center, 411 West Tipton Street, Seymour, IN 47274, USA.


Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a safe and effective treatment of a variety of chronic pain conditions. As our understanding of the mechanisms of action and potential uses of SCS has evolved, clinical and technological advancements have followed. This review provides an overview of potential mechanisms of action of SCS, evidence for its effectiveness, potential complications, and highlights of developing areas of interest.

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