Spinal cord stimulation for sciatica pain is often a suggested option for chronic, disabling cases. The presumption is that there is robust evidence that it works. This appears to not to be the case.
“This study is a rare industry-independent trial of spinal cord stimulation for radicular #pain published in @JAMA_current today. Only trial I know of to measure outcomes vs placebo beyond a few weeks. No benefit and 18% adverse event rate.” Adrian Traeger. School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Effect of Spinal Cord Burst Stimulation vs Placebo Stimulation on Disability in Patients After Lumbar Spine Surgery
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