Editor-in-Chief: Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, PhD
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