high-frequency, spinal cord stimulation, neuropathic pain, para-anesthesia
A 46-year-old female patient experienced severe pain in both lower limbs following a traffic accident in 2008. The pain mainly presented in her feet; she also experienced sensory impairment, convulsions, and exercise function disorders. She was diagnosed with neuropathic pain, and no medicine had any remarkable effect. Therefore, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) was performed in October 2019. Her pain did not reduce after the initial adoption of conventional SCS until the application of high frequency SCS (HF-SCS). At the 6-month follow-up, the pain in her lower limbs was considerably reduced, lower limb motor function was slightly improved, and muscle twitching in both feet disappeared.
Tsinghua University Press
Zhuqiang Cheng, Hongjun Liu, Hongmei Zhu, Yi Jin. High-frequency spinal cord stimulation for treating pain in the lower limbs accompanied by bilateral para-anesthesia: A case report. Journal of Neurorestoratology 2020, 8(3): 132-137.