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Human Studies

2019 Jul 01

Phys Ther



Association Between Spinal Cord Stimulation and Top-Down Nociceptive Inhibition in People With Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A Cohort Study.


Goudman L, Brouns R, De Groote S, De Jaeger M, Huysmans E, Forget P, Moens M
Phys Ther. 2019 Jul 01; 99(7):915-923.
PMID: 30916768.


The descending nociceptive inhibitory pathways often malfunction in people with chronic pain. Conditioned pain modulation (CPM) is an experimental evaluation tool for assessing the functioning of these pathways. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS), a well-known treatment option for people with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), probably exerts its pain-relieving effect through a complex interplay of segmental and higher-order structures.