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2022 Feb




Motor Cortex Stimulation for Pain: A Narrative Review of Indications, Techniques, and Outcomes.


Ramos-Fresnedo A, Perez-Vega C, Domingo RA, Cheshire WP, Middlebrooks EH, Grewal SS
Neuromodulation. 2022 Feb; 25(2):211-221.
PMID: 35125140.


Motor cortex stimulation (MCS) was introduced in 1985 and has been tested extensively for different types of peripheral and central neuropathic pain syndromes (eg, central poststroke pain, phantom limb pain, trigeminal neuropathic pain, migraines, etc). The motor cortex can be stimulated through different routes, including subdural, epidural, and transcranial.