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2019 Dec 01

Pain Med


Suppl 2

A Review of Emerging Evidence for Utilization of a Percutaneous Interspinous Process Decompression Device to Treat Symptomatic Lumbar Adjacent-Segment Degeneration.


Deer TR, Sayed D, Malinowski MN, Rowe JJ, Jameson JB, Liang K, Sclafani JA
Pain Med. 2019 Dec 01; 20(Suppl 2):S9-S13.
PMID: 31808531.


Postlaminectomy syndrome diagnoses secondary to adjacent segment degeneration are a substantial and rising cause of morbidity in the United States. Emerging spinal cord neuromodulation technologies have produced successful outcomes for postlaminectomy neuropathic pain but are less effective in treating neurogenic claudication secondary to recurrent lumbar stenosis. Percutaneous interspinous process decompression systems can be used as a salvage treatment modality for persistent structural neurogenic claudication in postlaminectomy syndrome or after spinal cord stimulator implantation.