Though spinal cord stimulation is often effective for neuropathic pain, the long-term outcomes can vary depending on the etiology. There is some evidence to suggest that analgesic and functional outcomes for complex regional and peripheral neuropathic pain syndromes may be inferior to those for post-spinal surgery neuropathic pain syndromes. This session will focus on monitoring of outcomes of SCS and their optimization. The role of patient-worn actigraphy and newer modes of spinal cord stimulation will be discussed.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss similarities and differences between the mechanisms underlying axial and non-axial neuropathic pain syndromes.
- Review the outcomes of SCS for axial and non-axial neuropathic pain syndromes from the database of a tertiary neuromodulation center.
- Describe the latest scientific and clinical evidence for newer modes of SCS in improving outcomes for non-axial neuropathic pain syndromes.
- Explain the role of actigraphy in monitoring physical activity and sleep in monitoring trials of SCS.
Neuropathic Pain by Any Other Name Would Hurt as Much
Eellan Sivanesan, MD
Real-Life Outcomes of SCS for Axial and Non-axial Neuropathic Pain Syndromes: Data From a Tertiary Academic Center
Anuj Bhatia, MD
Very High Frequency SCS for Non-axial Neuropathic Pain Syndromes: Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?
Erika A. Petersen, MD
Patient-Worn Actigraphy for Monitoring Physical Activity and Sleep During SCS Trials - Comparison of Axial and Non-axial Neuropathic Pain Syndromes
Neuroimaging Biomarkers of Chronic Pain: Advancing Personalized Pain Medicine
Sean Mackey, MD PhD
Faculty subject to change.