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2022 Dec




Spinal Cord Stimulator Therapy as a Last Resort Option in Refractory Neuropathic Groin Pain: A Case Report.


Bajaj G, Gupta G, Southerland WA, Southren D
Cureus. 2022 Dec; 14(12):e33098.
PMID: 36726889.


A spinal cord stimulator (SCS) is an excellent therapeutic strategy for many refractory chronic pain cases. They have a multi-faceted effect in providing relief in such indicated cases that include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). However, if a patient has chronic intractable neuropathic pain outside the standard indications for SCS, can a case be made for trialing SCS as a last resort option? We describe a case where a patient with neuropathic groin pain, refractory to numerous types of procedures and non-interventional modalities, successfully underwent SCS therapy as a last resort option.