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2022 Dec 27

Stereotact Funct Neurosurg

Establishing Minimal Clinically Important Difference in Sleep Outcomes after Spinal Cord Stimulation in Patients with Chronic Pain Disorders.


Johansen PM, Trujillo FA, Hagerty V, Harland T, Davis G, Pilitsis JG
Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2022 Dec 27:1-6.
PMID: 36574755.


As one of the most common medical conditions for which patients seek medical care, chronic pain can be debilitating. The relationship between chronic pain and sleep is thought to be bidirectional, suggesting that treatment of one can be beneficial to the other. There is mounting evidence that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) improves aspects of sleep. How meaningful that is to patients' lives has not been ascertained.