Spinal Neuromodulation for Pain: Mechanisms of Action
7:00 - 8:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 14
As rapid advances in SCS hardware and waveforms have occurred, so too has our understanding of how these new technologies can help to improve pain care and outcomes. In this session, we will discuss the putative mechanisms of action for some of the commonly used stimulation platforms and how these mechanisms may translate into clinical applications.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the current understanding of MOA for conventional tonic SCS.
- Explain the current understanding of MOA for high frequency (3000 Hz or more) SCS.
- Discuss the current understanding of MOA for Burst SCS.
- Review the current understanding of MOA for glial activation with SCS.
Conventional Tonic SCS
Jason Pope, MD
High Frequency SCS
Erika A. Petersen, MD
Krishnan V. Chakravarthy, MD PhD
Christine Hunt, DO
Faculty subject to change.