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  1. 2023;7;125-128 Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Lower Extremity Pain: A Case Report
    Case Report
    Christian Roehmer, MD, Dianne Lou, MD, PhD, Christopher Sobey, MD, and Jeremy Walker, MD.

BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) may be an effective treatment for neuropathic pain syndromes of the extremities, even after conventional neuromodulation techniques have failed.

CASE REPORT: A 71-year-old man with a history of postlaminectomy syndrome presented with chronic left-sided leg pain after receiving no relief after undergoing multiple neuromodulation modalities. The patient subsequently underwent a successful sciatic nerve PNS trial, followed by implantation, achieving 90% pain relief after 6 weeks.

CONCLUSION: We describe a case where PNS was successful in treating chronic neuropathic extremity pain after traditional neuromodulation therapies had failed. Further studies are warranted to assess the role of PNS within the treatment paradigm for refractory neuropathic pain.

KEY WORDS: Chronic pain, neuromodulation, peripheral nerve stimulation