Beyond Pain: Role of Neuromodulation in Treating Non-Pain Syndromes Featured

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, January 25

Neuromodulation is one of the most promising technologies in modern day medicine. Clinical applications for this technology have focused on treating pain and movement-related disorders, but there are a growing number of novel indications for neuromodulatory therapies. The role of neuromodulation in treating cardiovascular disorders, sequelae of spinal cord injury, tremors, and other refractory conditions will be discussed in this session.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the potential of intrathecal infusions in treating hypertension.
  • Illustrate the potential of spinal cord stimulation in addressing sensory-motor and autonomic deficits following spinal cord injury.
  • Describe emerging applications for deep brain stimulation including treatment of pain and cognitive decline.
  • Explain the role of peripheral neuromodulation in treating tremors and overactive urinary bladder.

Intrathecal Therapy for Treating Hypertension, Facial Pain

Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Improving Motor, Bladder, and Bowel Control After Spinal Cord Injury

April N. Herrity, DC PhD

New Indications for Deep Brain Stimulation: Chronic Pain, Tinnitus, Epilepsy, and Alzheimer's Disease

Julie G. Pilitsis, MD PhD

New Indications for Sacral Nerve Stimulation: Overactive Bladder and Bowel Incontinence

Dean Elterman, MD MSc FRCSC

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.