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2021 May 06

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown)

Directional Deep Brain Stimulation Can Target the Thalamic “Sweet Spot” for Improving Neuropathic Dental Pain.


Krüger MT, Avecillas-Chasin JM, Heran MKS, Naseri Y, Sandhu MK, Polyhronopoulos NE, Sarai N, Honey CR
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2021 May 06.
PMID: 33956987.


Neuropathic dental pain (NDP) is a chronic pain condition that is notoriously difficult to treat. To date, there are no deep brain stimulation (DBS) studies on this specific pain condition and no optimal target or "sweet spot" has ever been defined.