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January 27, 2023

J Parkinsons Dis


Spinal Cord Stimulation for Gait Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease.


Opova K, Limousin P, Akram H
J Parkinsons Dis. 2023 Jan 14.
PMID: 36683516.


Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a therapeutic procedure widely used in the management of refractory chronic pain. Evidence from case reports and small descriptive studies has emerged suggesting a role for SCS in patients with gait dysfunction, such as freezing of gait (FoG) and postural imbalance. These are severely debilitating symptoms of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD).