Comparison of 10-kHz High-Frequency and Traditional Low-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Back and Leg Pain: 24-Month Results From a Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Pivotal Trial
OPEN Neurosurgery | 2 Sep 2016
L Kapural, C Yu, MW Doust, BE Gliner, R Vallejo, BT Sitzman, K Amirdelfan, DM Morgan, TL Yearwood, R Bundschu, T Yang, R Benyamin and AH Burgher
Pain relief with spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has focused historically on paresthesias overlapping chronically painful areas. A higher level evidence supports the use of SCS in treating leg pain than supports back pain, as it is difficult to achieve adequate paresthesia coverage, and then pain relief, in the low back region. In comparison, 10-kHz high-frequency (HF10) SCS therapy does not rely on intraoperative paresthesia mapping and remains paresthesia-free during therapy.
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