Chronic stimulation via percutaneously inserted epidural electrodes.

R. B. North, T. A. Fischell, D. M. Long

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Abstract

Thirty-one patients suffering from intractable pain associated with chronic low back syndrome, cancer, and other disorders have been studied after an average of 6 months of treatment by electrical stimulation of the spinal cord applied using electrodes inserted through a Touhy needle into the epidural space. As judged by three different subjective rating methods, epidrual stimulation successfully relieved otherwise intractable chronic pain in from 23 to 26 of the 31 patients. Reported improvements in the ability to perform various everyday activities, and elimination of drug usage by many patients, corroborated this finding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume1
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1977
Externally publishedYes

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Intractable Pain
Electrodes
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Epidural Space
Chronic Pain
Electric Stimulation
Needles
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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North, R. B., Fischell, T. A., & Long, D. M. (1977). Chronic stimulation via percutaneously inserted epidural electrodes. Neurosurgery, 1(2), 215-218.

Chronic stimulation via percutaneously inserted epidural electrodes. / North, R. B.; Fischell, T. A.; Long, D. M.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 1, No. 2, 09.1977, p. 215-218.

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North, RB, Fischell, TA & Long, DM 1977, 'Chronic stimulation via percutaneously inserted epidural electrodes.', Neurosurgery, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 215-218.
North RB, Fischell TA, Long DM. Chronic stimulation via percutaneously inserted epidural electrodes. Neurosurgery. 1977 Sep;1(2):215-218.
North, R. B. ; Fischell, T. A. ; Long, D. M. / Chronic stimulation via percutaneously inserted epidural electrodes. In: Neurosurgery. 1977 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 215-218.
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