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Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy Trials

Patient Selection Consensus

The BMJ Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine journal reports on the importance of patient selection and a trial for spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy. Guidelines have been developed by a steering committee which did a comprehensive literature review. 39 recommendations—with 100% consensus from members—are offered within sections such as:

  • SCS trial definitions and terminology
  • Trial benefits
  • Psychosocial characteristics screening
  • Patient perceptions

These recommendations are for noncancer chronic pain, and are to be used as a guide: “Physicians should continue to make their best judgment based on individual patient considerations and preferences.”


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