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Pain. 2002 Apr;96(3):343-5.

Epidural spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of painful legs and moving toes syndrome.

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Pain Center, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Ichihara Hospital, Anesaki 3426-3, Ichihara, Chiba 299-0111, Japan.


A case of 51-year-old male with painful legs and moving toes syndrome was successfully treated with epidural spinal cord stimulation. He was previously treated with varieties of medication, epidural block, transcutaneous nerve stimulation, lumbar sympathetic block, with no or only a transient effect. Epidural spinal cord stimulation was applied by means of percutaneously inserted epidural electrodes connected to a percutaneous extension for 2-week test stimulation period and later to a permanent device (ITREL). Pain and involuntary movement were relieved almost completely during the stimulation and the effect was still evident 6 months later.

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