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DRG Stimulation for CRPS & Other Focal Chronic Pain

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been widely available for decades for the treatment of chronic pain including failed back surgeries, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and various other neuropathic pain conditions. (See articles on: Back Pain and Extremities) CRPS (Type I and II) is a unique condition that has many challenges when it comes to [...]

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)

Definition - What is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)? Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) refers to a subset of patients who have new or persistent symptoms after spinal surgery. Despite its name, FBSS does not mean that there was a problem during the initial surgery. However, it does imply that there is continued pain. Symptoms [...]

Spinal Cord Stimulation to Relieve Back Pain

Sometimes, no matter how many times you use certain methods to treat chronic back pain, it just isn’t enough. It’s possible that the medications are losing their effectiveness as you build up resistance against them (depending on the type of pain relief medication). It’s also possible that the origin of the pain is recurring, but [...]

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