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Front Aging Neurosci


Short-term spinal cord stimulation is an effective therapeutic approach for herpetic-related neuralgia-A Chinese nationwide expert consensus.


Sun W, Jin Y, Liu H, Yang D, Sun T, Wang Y, Fan Y, Fan X, Jin X, Wan L, Gu K, Feng Z, Liu Y, Mao P, Song T, Dequan W, Xiong D, Luan G, Wang X, Fan B, et al.
Front Aging Neurosci. 2022; 14:939432.
PMID: 36204548.


Short-term spinal cord stimulation (st-SCS) has been widely used to treat herpetic-related neuralgia (HN) in China for several years, but is still heavily debated as it has no strong evidence in clinical application. Therefore, a questionnaire survey among the Chinese pain specialist workgroup of the Chinese Neuromodulation Society and Chinese Medical Doctor Association was carried out to achieve a consensus about the clinical use of st-SCS for HN treatment.