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2022 Jan 26


Spinal Cord Stimulation With Additional Peripheral Nerve/Field Stimulation vs Spinal Cord Stimulation Alone on Back Pain and Quality of Life in Patients With Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.


van Heteren EPZ, van Roosendaal B-KWP, van Gorp E-JJAA, Bronkhorst EM, Kallewaard J W, Wegener JT, Bürger K, Teernstra OPM, Buschman HPJ, Hamm-Faber TE, Vissers KCP
Neuromodulation. 2022 Jan 26.
PMID: 35088732.


Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) refers to new or persistent pain following spinal surgery for back or leg pain in a subset of patients. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a neuromodulation technique that can be considered in patients with predominant leg pain refractory to conservative treatment. Patients with predominant low back pain benefit less from SCS. Another neuromodulation technique for treatment of chronic low back pain is subcutaneous stimulation or peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS). We investigated the effect of SCS with additional PNFS on pain and quality of life of patients with FBSS compared with that of SCS alone after 12 months.