Use of spinal cord stimulation treatment in patients with chronic postsurgical pain

Takeaway

  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is effective in treating patients with chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP).

Why this matters

  • A common cause of CPSP is peripheral nerve injury (PNI), and there is a need for nonpharmacological methods to manage pain long term.

  • Studies about the use of SCS to treat CPSP are promising but limited by the inclusion of burdensome paresthesia mapping or focus on specific small populations.