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Human Studies

2021 Jan 20


Quantitative Sensory Testing of Spinal Cord and Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation in Chronic Pain Patients.


Sankarasubramanian V, Chiravuri S, Mirzakhalili E, Anaya CJ, Scott J R, Brummett CM, Clauw DJ, Patil PG, Harte SE, Lempka SF
Neuromodulation. 2021 Jan 20.
PMID: 33471409.


The physiological mechanisms underlying the pain-modulatory effects of clinical neurostimulation therapies, such as spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and dorsal root ganglion stimulation (DRGS), are only partially understood. In this pilot prospective study, we used patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and quantitative sensory testing (QST) to investigate the physiological effects and possible mechanisms of action of SCS and DRGS therapies.