This technology has been used to successfully treat Post-Laminectomy Syndrome, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, cervical/ lumbar radiculopathy, neuropathic pain syndromes (CRPS/RSD, causalgia, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy), and vascular disorders such as angina and peripheral ischemia.
Most patients who may be candidates for this therapy have unsuccessfully been treated with conservative measures. These include medications, spinal injections, and physical therapy. Also, further surgical interventions have been ruled out. Initially a “test” or “trial” is done, in which an electrode is placed into the epidural space, under x-ray guidance. The electrode extends outside of the body and is connected to a remote.