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Human Studies

2021 May 13


The Link Between Spinal Cord Stimulation and the Parasympathetic Nervous System in Patients With Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.


Goudman L, De Smedt A, Louis F, Stalmans V, Linderoth B, Rigoard P, Moens M
Neuromodulation. 2021 May 13.
PMID: 33987891.


In patients with chronic pain, a relative lower parasympathetic activity is suggested based on heart rate variability measurements. It is hypothesized that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is able to influence the autonomic nervous system. The aim of this study is to further explore the influence of SCS on the autonomic nervous system by evaluating whether SCS is able to influence skin conductance, blood volume pulse, heart rate, and respiration rate.