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Papers: 26 Aug 2023 - 1 Sep 2023


Human Studies, Neurobiology, Neuromodulation

Inflammation/Inflammatory, Musculoskeletal Pain

2023 Aug 28



Treatment of Refractory Low Back Pain Using Passive Recharge Burst in Patients Without Options for Corrective Surgery: Findings and Results From the DISTINCT Study, a Prospective Randomized Multicenter Controlled Trial.


Deer T, Gilligan C, Falowski S, Desai M, Pilitsis J, Jameson J, Moeschler S, Heros R, Tavel E, Christopher A, Patterson D, Wahezi S, Weisbein J, Antony A, Funk R, Ibrahim M, Lim C, Wilson D, Fishell M, Scarfo K, Dickerson D, Braun E, Buchanan P, Levy RM, Miller N, Duncan J, Xu J, Candido K, Kreiner S, Fahey ME, Yue J


Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is effective for relieving chronic intractable pain conditions. The Dorsal spInal cord STImulatioN vs mediCal management for the Treatment of low back pain study evaluates the effectiveness of SCS compared with conventional medical management (CMM) in the treatment of chronic low back pain in patients who had not undergone and were not candidates for lumbar spine surgery.