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Papers: 19 Nov 2022 - 25 Nov 2022


J Pain Res


Use of Accelerometry as an Educational Tool for Spinal Cord Stimulation: A Pilot Study.


Carayannopoulos AG, Scarfo KA, Abd-Elsayed A, Lee AC
J Pain Res. 2022; 15:3597-3604.
PMID: 36415657.


Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an important option for patients with chronic neuropathic pain. In the United States, a successful SCS trial determines eligibility for SCS implant. Metrics to determine success are often self-reported and subjective, which may limit achievement of patient goals. This study aimed to assess whether patients undergoing SCS implant after successful trial felt that use of external accelerometry prior to implant was a useful educational tool to objectively appraise function and achievement of treatment goals.