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Human Studies

2021 Jan 20


High-Dose Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Long-Term Pain Medication Use in Patients With Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Who Obtained at Least 50% Pain Intensity and Medication Reduction During a Trial Period: A Registry-Based Cohort Study.


High-dose spinal cord stimulation (HD-SCS) revealed positive results for obtaining pain relief in patients with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). However, it is less clear whether HD-SCS also is able to reduce pain medication use. The aim of this registry-based cohort study is to explore the impact of HD-SCS on pain medication use in FBSS patients.