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2024 Apr 18



Quantitative Sensory Testing in Spinal Cord Stimulation: A Narrative Review.


Nurmikko T, Mugan D, Leitner A, Huygen FJPM


Quantitative sensory testing (QST) has been used for decades to study sensory abnormalities in multiple conditions in which the somatosensory system is compromised, including pain. It is commonly used in pharmacologic studies on chronic pain but less so in conjunction with neuromodulation. This review aims to assess the utility of QST in spinal cord stimulation (SCS) protocols.