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2022 Dec 01


Pulse Intensity Effects of Burst and Tonic Spinal Cord Stimulation on Neural Responses to Brushing in Patients With Neuropathic Pain.


Hewitt D, Byrne A, Henderson J, Wilford K, Chawla R, Sharma M L, Frank B, Fallon N, Brown C, Stancak A
Neuromodulation. 2022 Dec 01.
PMID: 36464560.


Tonic spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is accompanied by paresthesia in affected body regions. Comparatively, the absence of paresthesia with burst SCS suggests different involvement of the dorsal column system conveying afferent impulses from low-threshold mechanoreceptors. This study evaluated cortical activation changes during gentle brushing of a pain-free leg during four SCS pulse intensities to assess the effect of intensity on recruitment of dorsal column system fibers during burst and tonic SCS.