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2020 Jul

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A Case Report of a Successful Percutaneous Trial and Surgical Placement of a Spinal Cord Stimulator in a Patient With Severe Thoracolumbar Scoliosis.


Spinal cord stimulation has been demonstrated as a therapeutic option for patients with persistent lumbar radicular pain secondary to failed back surgery syndrome. This case report demonstrates a successful percutaneous spinal cord stimulator (SCS) trial followed by surgical placement of a permanent SCS to treat lumbar radicular pain and axial low back pain in a patient with severe thoracolumbar scoliosis status after laminectomy and spinal fusion surgery. Currently, there is a paucity of literature on this topic.