Review Article
Volume 13 Issue 2 - 2021
Mechanisms, Actions and New Paradigms: Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain Management
Amit Kumar Tomar1*, Pritam Majumdar1*, Shankar Balakrishnan2 and Aslihan Cevik3
1Department of Pain and Neuromodulation, Institute of Brain and Spine Hospitals, India
2Department of Neurology, MIOT International Hospital, India
3Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul Medical Park Florya, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Amit Kumar Tomar and Pritam Majumdar, Department of Pain and Neuromodulation, Institute of Brain and Spine Hospitals, India.
Received: January 03, 2021; Published: January 30, 2021


Ever since the discovery of Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in the late 1960s, it has been widely used as a treatment option for chronic neuropathic pain management. SCS has succeeded clinically in a subset of managing chronic neuropathic pain syndromic conditions. It has several limitations as well such as insufficient pain relief or control, uncomfortable sensation called paresthesia etc. These limitations pushed the conventional methods to the need of developing new targets or paradigms for Spinal Cord Stimulation like the dorsal root ganglion stimulation, burst waveform stimulation and high frequency Spinal cord Stimulation. The aim of this review is to provide a brief and concrete detail on the mechanisms and actions of SCS.

Keywords: SCS (Spinal Cord Stimulation), DRG (Dorsal Root Ganglion), HF Stimulation (High Frequency Stimulation)


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Citation: Amit Kumar Tomar and Pritam Majumdar., et al. “Mechanisms, Actions and New Paradigms: Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain Management”. EC Neurology 13.2 (2021): 54-60.

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