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  1. 2022;6;39-43 Spinal Cord Stimulator with High-Frequency Electromagnetic Coupling-Powered Implanted Electrode Array and Receiver to Treat Intractable Chronic Back and Leg Pain of Different Etiologies
    Case Report
    Bartolomaus Muskala, MD, and Niek Vanquathem, BA.

BACKGROUND: Recently, externally powered spinal cord stimulation has been introduced for clinical use and has been shown to have good long-term outcomes in treating chronic back and leg pain (CBLP).  

CASE REPORT: Twelve patients with CBLP of different etiologies were included in this case series. All patients underwent percutaneous implantation of a permanent spinal cord stimulator (SCS) device. All patients were programmed with a pulse rate of 1,499 Hz with a 32 μs wavelength and followed for up to 12 months.

CONCLUSION: Externally powered spinal cord simulation is a good option for debilitating back and/or leg pain.

KEY WORDS: Chronic back and leg pain, failed back surgery syndrome, high frequency, phantom limb pain, spinal cord stimulation, spinal deformity, wireless