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Human Studies

2020 Nov 15


Pain and Interoceptive Awareness Outcomes of Chronic Pain Patients With Spinal Cord Stimulation.


Park Y L, Hunter J, Sheldon BL, Sabourin S, DiMarzio M, Khazen O, Pilitsis JG
Neuromodulation. 2020 Nov 15.
PMID: 33191569.


Meditation has been shown to improve outcomes for chronic pain by increasing patients' awareness of their own bodies. Some patients have an innate ability to leverage their mind-body connection, and this interoceptive awareness may aid them in garnering pain relief. We explored whether spinal cord stimulation (SCS) patients with greater innate awareness had better outcomes.