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2022 Dec 22

Br J Neurosurg

Spinal cord stimulation as a treatment option for complex regional pain syndrome: a narrative review.


: This review aims to analyze the last years' experience of applying spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) patients with persistent or refractory chronic pain. : This is a narrative review which was executed based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines and was carried out through the following databases: PUBMED and Cochrane Library. Also, a search for trials in the metaRegister of controlled trials (www.clinicaltrials.gov) was performed. : SCS provides pain reduction and improves sensory, vasomotor and sudomotor symptoms. It can reduce opioid using, offering better life quality for the patients. : SCS found to be an excellent therapeutic alternative for patients with CRPS. It offers immediate pain relief and allows patients to regain functionality and have a better quality of life.