Spinal Cord Stim Cuts Chronic Pain and Opioid Use

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Real-world data in multiple etiologies shows clinically significant relief.

pinal cord stimulation decreased pain in patients with chronic pain for more than a year, researchers reported, and also led to a decrease in these patients’ use of opioids for pain control, a researcher reported.

In a retrospective study of 52 patients, overall pain was reduced 73% after a median follow-up of 15.6 months, reported Mayank Gupta, MD, of St. Luke’s Cushing Memorial Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas, and the Kansas Pain Specialists in Leavenworth.

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