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2019 Nov

Pain Physician



Effectiveness of “Transgrade” Epidural Technique for Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation. A Retrospective, Single-Center, Case Series for Chronic Focal Neuropathic Pain.


Al-Kaisy A, Royds J, Costanzi M, Racz G, Wesley S, Palmisani S, Pang D, Yearwood T
Pain Physician. 2019 Nov; 22(6):601-611.
PMID: 31775407.


The recent interest in targeting the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) has led to the development of new techniques of electrode placement. In this article, we describe a new "Transgrade" approach to the DRG, accessing the contralateral interlaminar space and steering the lead out the opposite foramen.