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Papers: 25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024


J Pain Res



Long-Term Reductions in Opioid Medication Use After Spinal Stimulation: A Claims Analysis Among Commercially-Insured Population.


Yong RJ, Tran OV, McGovern AM, Patil PG, Gilligan CJ


Chronic, non-cancer pain significantly and negatively impacts patient quality of life. Neuromodulation is a major component of multi-modal interdisciplinary approaches to chronic pain management, which includes opioid and nonopioid medications. In randomized controlled trials, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been shown to reduce pain and decrease short-term opioid use for patients. This study sought to evaluate the effect of SCS on longer term opioid and non-opioid pain medication usage among patients over ≥3 years of follow-up.