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Spinal cord stimulation

Brian A. Simpson

in Neuropathic Pain

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199563678
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740305 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199563678.003.0017

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Spinal cord stimulation

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Electricity has been used for centuries to relieve pain but spinal cord stimulation (SCS) came about with the Gate Control Theory in the 1960s

SCS was originally thought simply to close the gate by activating A fibres but its effect is more complex. It is likely that it helps to normalize the dysfunction that manifests as neuropathic pain...

Chapter.  2127 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Pain Medicine

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