Subcutaneous Stimulation as ADD-ON Therapy to Spinal Cord Stimulation Is Effective in Treating Low Back Pain in Patients With Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

Eric-Jan J. A. A. van Gorp*, Onno P. M. Teernstra, Ismail Gultuna, Tanja Hamm-Faber, Katja Burger, Ronald Schapendonk, Jan Willem Kallewaard, Geert Spincemaille, Leon H. Vonhogen, Jan C. M. Hendriks, Kris C. P. Vissers

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Objective Suppression of back pain with traditional spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in failed back surgery syndrome patients is often insufficient. The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of subcutaneous stimulation (SubQ) as ADD-ON therapy to SCS in treating back pain in failed back surgery syndrome patients. Materials and MethodsPatients with a minimal pain score of 50 on a 100 mm visual analog scale for both leg and back pain were eligible. If pain reduction after trial SCS was 50% for the leg but
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-178
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016


  • chronic low back pain
  • failed back surgery syndrome
  • spinal cord stimulation
  • PNFS
  • subcutaneous stimulation

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