[Efficacy, safety and efficiency of electrical spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain]

Martínez-Férez IM, Márquez-Peláez S, Romero-Tabares A, Beltrán-Calvo C
Record ID 32013001037
Authors' objectives: The goal of the present study was to assess the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of electrical stimulation of the spinal cord for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain in patients with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) or Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
Authors' recommendations: The evidence available suggests that electrical stimulation of the spinal cord is an efficient treatment for neuropathic pain in patients with failed back surgery or complex regional pain syndrome, which may provide additional benefits to the quality of life of these patients. [According to the literature analyzed, a number of minor side effects have been device related complications, although they were solved and required surgery in 24-38 % of cases.] The results obtained in this review suggest that the use of SCS for the treatment of patients with failed back surgery or complex regional pain syndrome is cost-effective, although it requires a significant initial investment that is recovered over the medium and long term.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Chronic Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy
Organisation Name: Andalusian Health Technology Assessment Area
Contact Address: Area de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias Sanitarias de Andalucia (AETSA) Avda. Innovación, s/n Edificio Arena 1. Sevilla (Spain) Tel. +34 955 006 309
Contact Name: aetsa.csalud@juntadeandalucia.es
Contact Email: aetsa.csalud@juntadeandalucia.es
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