Subcutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation with paddle lead for treatment of low back pain: case report

Neuromodulation. 2009 Jul;12(3):205-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1403.2009.00215.x.


Introduction. Peripheral nerve stimulation has become a useful tool in neuromodulation in the treatment of chronic and intractable pain syndromes. Method. While most of the reports in the literature describe the use of a subcutaneously placed small diameter cylindric lead, we present a case report of a 37-year-old man who did not have adequate axial back stimulation with such a lead. Conclusion. He had excellent stimulation and reduction of his pain after the device was replaced with an insulated subcutaneous paddle lead.