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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 157--160

Spinal Cord Stimulation in The Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain: A Case Report and Review of Literature

1 Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
2 Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Rupesh Raut
Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital, Lahore
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.310092

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Phantom limb pain is a form of chronic neuropathic pain by which 50–80% of the amputees feel the pain that is not adequately controlled by analgesics. When pain management through pharmacological treatment alone is unsuccessful, surgical treatment options are proven to be effective. We report a case of 61-year-old man who sought consultation with phantom limb pain after his motor vehicular accident and below elbow amputation three years before the consultation. His pain was not relieved by analgesics alone and opted for spinal cord stimulation. Chronic Dual Channel dorsal column stimulation was done using Medtronic Prime Advance SCS System. He was in good pain relief and his VAS decreased from (8/10) to (2/10) but since the last six months follow-up he is complaining of pain again (4/10) for which he is taking analgesics too.


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