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2019 Nov

Pain Pract



Discontinuation of chronic opiate therapy after successful spinal cord stimulation is highly dependent upon the Daily Opioid Dose.


Simopoulos T, Sharma S, Wootton R J, Orhurhu V, Aner M, Gill JS
Pain Pract. 2019 Nov; 19(8):794-799.
PMID: 31199551.


The aim of this study was to determine if any of the factors recorded on a standard clinical history of a patient considered for spinal cord stimulation (SCS) would be associated with reduction or cessation of opioids following implantation.