Electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves for relief of intractable chronic pain

Med Instrum. Sep-Oct 1975;9(5):224-5.

Abstract

Electrostimulation of peripheral nerves was used in patients to relieve chronic pain due to nerve injury. After follow-up for periods of 6 to 48 months, most of the patients exhibited some degree of pain alleviation. This paper details the circumstances of some of the cases and cites precautions to be taken in the use of this therapeutic mode.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Chronic Disease
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy / instrumentation*
  • Electrodes, Implanted*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pain, Intractable / etiology
  • Pain, Intractable / therapy*
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries*
  • Preoperative Care