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.
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