Experience with spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in the management of chronic pain in a traumatic transverse lesion syndrome

Neurosurg Rev. 1989;12 Suppl 1:582-7. doi: 10.1007/BF01790706.


Epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord by means of percutaneously implanted electrodes was successfully used in cases of traumatic paraplegia with chronic pain, more particularly if vegetative components predominated. Out of seven patients treated in our clinic six reported a good or very good outcome of the stimulation over follow-up periods up to six years. On account of the good effect on chronic pain the use of this stimulation procedure is indicated and justified before considering any destructive operative measures.

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy*
  • Humans
  • Pain / physiopathology
  • Pain Management*
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / complications*
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / physiopathology
  • Syndrome