Spinal Cord Stimulation

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Spinal cord stimulation is offered for patients with severe claudication, complex regional pain syndrome or causalgia (RSD) or intractable radiculopathy unresponsive to surgery or medication. Class I evidence demonstrating efficacy have been published in the Journal of Neurosurgery and the Neurosurgery journal. Whereas 1 in 10 patients with multiple back surgeries’ history may have relief after repeat surgery, 4 in 10 may have relief after spinal cord stimulation.  The majority of spinal cord stimulation is performed by pain management specialists.  Dr. Anthony Kim offers paddle placement via laminectomy in patients who have successfully undergone temporary stimulation trial by pain management specialists.