Restoring Successful Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy For A Patient With Severe Pocket Pain Utilizing Nalu Micro-implantable Pulse Generator
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a commonly utilized therapy for the treatment of neuropathic pain conditions. The primary indications for SCS therapy are post-laminectomy syndrome as well as complex regional pain syndrome. SCS therapy is minimally invasive and reversible. It involves the implantation of percutaneous or paddle leads along with a surgically implanted pulse generator (IPG). Severe pocket pain from the IPG is a well-known complication following SCS implants that can be challenging to treat and can lead to an explant of the SCS system. We present the case of a patient with post-laminectomy syndrome who underwent an explant of her SCS system due to severe pocket pain complaints. The patient was successfully reimplanted with a Nalu micro-implantable pulse generator for SCS therapy with 75% improvement in her post-laminectomy pain complaints with no complaints of pocket pain.
Hasoon, Jamal; Urits, Ivan; Mahmood, Syed; and Kaye, Alan D., "Restoring Successful Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy For A Patient With Severe Pocket Pain Utilizing Nalu Micro-implantable Pulse Generator" (2022). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 1474.