Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Significantly Reduces Pain

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Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Significantly Reduces Pain

Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) stimulation has shown to significantly reduce the severity of patients' pain and also improved the quality of life of patients through 12-months post-implant, confirms a recent study published in Neuromodulation Journal. Frank J. P. M. Huygen and colleagues conducted a prospective observational study to estimate the effectiveness of DRG stimulation in real-world clinical circumstances.

The patients from multiple clinics of the Netherlands who suffered from the uncontrollable and chronic trunk or lower limbs pain were included in the study. Pain, function, mood, and QoL, ratings were obtained through 12 months post-implant.

Ineffective peripheral nerve injury, complex regional pain syndrome and back surgery syndrome formed the most significant etiologies of the total 66 patients included in the study. A total of 56 patients went through permanent implants. The primary area of pain was reduced from 8.0 cm to 4.1 cm one year after the procedure. A ≥50% decrease in VAS was also noticed in about 49% of patients. The quality of life, functional capacity and mood were improved as well. The infection got reduced, and no established lead migrations were noticed. All these outcomes confirmed that DRG stimulation considerably improved the functional ability and decreased the pain after 12 months of implantation.



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Original title of the article:

Evaluating Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation in a Prospective Dutch Cohort


Frank J. P. M. Huygen et al.


Therapeutic, Lower Limb Pain, Legs, Prospective, Observational Study, Efficacy, Safety, VAS
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