Practice Parameters for the Use of Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Extraneous Paresthesia

Extraneous, local segmental paresthesia or motor responses usually can be avoided by careful electrode implantation technique and postoperative adjustment. The choice of electrode can be important; implanting an insulated surgical plate/paddle electrode can be advantageous.

Strength of Recommendation Evidence source(s)/rationale
N/A -- information only N/A -- see Bibliography for relevant literature

North RB, Lanning A, Hessels R, Cutchis PN. Spinal cord stimulation with percutaneous and plate electrodes: side effects and quantitative comparisons. Neurosurg Focus 2(1:3), 1-5, 1997.
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