Intracranial Neurostimulation for Central Pain Relief

Central pain is an expression of a primary or secondary lesion or dysfunction of central nervous system and represents a very difficult condition to treat. Often pharmacotherapy allows a benefit clinically important only in a limited number of patients and clinical use of some drugs is rendered problematic by their poor handling and tolerability.

central nervous system
central nervous system

Intracranial neurostimulation represents a reversible method of functional neurosurgery, adaptable and free of major side effects, indicated in cases of intractable chronic pain when other conservative treatment modalities have been exhausted. Currently two types of intracranial neurostimulation are commonly used for control pain: deep brain stimulation (DBS) and motor cortex stimulation (MCS).

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