Spinal Cord Stimulation Mechanisms: Results from Animal Studies

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday, January 15

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) mediates analgesia by modulating spinal cord circuits. Multiple lines of evidence obtained from animal models suggest that SCS augments inhibition, decreases excitability, and reverses pathological states. This session will cover the latest research describing the effects of SCS on spinal networks

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss advances on the effects of SCS on spinal cord neuron activity.
  • Describe how SCS modulates gene expression in neuropathic animal models.
  • Describe the effects of SCS on microglia.
  • Discuss advances in imaging to assess SCS mechanisms.