Pain (chronic neuropathic or ischaemic) - spinal cord stimulation (TA159)
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Spinal cord stimulation is recommended as a possible treatment for adults with chronic pain of neuropathic origin if they:
- continue to experience chronic pain (measuring at least 50 mm on a 0–100 mm visual analogue scale) for at least 6 months despite standard treatments, and
- have had a successful trial of spinal cord stimulation as part of an assessment by a specialist team
Treatment with spinal cord stimulation should only be given after the person has been assessed by a specialist team experienced in assessing and managing people receiving treatment with spinal cord stimulation.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
This page was last updated: 21 November 2013
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