Spinal cord electrical stimulation is mainly used to treat chronic intractable neurogenic pain. Indications mainly include:Intractable low back and leg pain after back surgery:
Chronic low back and leg pain ranks third among the most common chronic disabling diseases, second only to heart disease and arthritis. About 5% of people have low back pain once a year, and 60c80% have experienced low back pain in their life. The incidence rate of low back pain in the United States is about 8C56%, of which 28% of people experience chronic low back pain in daily life, 14% of them have had seizures in the past 2 weeks, 8% of them are unable to work. 35% of people need medication within the last 6 months.
Complex focal pain syndrome, such as pain after some peripheral nerve injury.
peripheral ischemic pain, such as diabetic foot, Raynaud’s disease.
Intractable angina pectoris.
Stump pain, phantom limb pain.
Others, such as postherpetic neuralgia, radiculopathy, arachnoiditis, etc.
The incidence rate of herpes zoster was 1.4 per thousand -4.8 per thousand, and there was a trend of increasing. About 10% of patients with herpes zoster can be complicated with postherpetic neuralgia, and the incidence of postherpetic neuralgia in elderly patients over 60 years old is the highest, up to 50% – 75%. With the aging of the population, the incidence rate of herpes zoster and post herpetic neuralgia will increase significantly. More than 80% of patients with herpes zoster in the acute stage are accompanied by pain, and the treatment of abnormal pain and hyperalgesia of postherpetic neuralgia is more difficult.