Practice Parameters for the Use of Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Cost Effectiveness in Other Pain Syndromes

Is SCS cost effective in the treatment of other (cervical root injury pain, thoracic root injury pain, PHN, post-amputation pain, peripheral neuropathic pain, spinal cord injury, spinal cord lesion) neuropathic pain syndromes?

No definitive evidence is available.

Strength of recommendation Evidence source(s)/rationale
N/A -- information only N/A -- see Bibliography for relevant literature

Low back pain

Raphael JH, Southall JL, Gnanadurai TV, Treharne GJ, Kitas GD. Multiple lead spinal cord stimulation for chronic mechanical low back pain: a comparative study with intrathecal opioids drug delivery. Neuromodulation 7(4):260-266, 2004.
Abstract | Wikistim Entry

Unspecified indications

Willis KD. A simple approach to outcomes assessment of the therapeutic and cost-benefit success rates for spinal cord stimulation therapy. Anesthesiol Clin North America 21(4):817-823, 2003.
Abstract | Wikistim Entry