High-Frequency Stimulation Better for Chronic Back and Leg Pain, Study Says – National Pain Report

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Do you suffer from back pain? What about leg pain? Do you happen to be one of those poor souls that suffers from both? Regardless of where your pain comes from, these two types of pain have something in similar — what kind of treatment they respond to best. “High-Frequency Stimulation Better for Chronic Back and Leg Pain, Study Says – National Pain Report” explains just why high-frequency stimulation is better than past research might have stated…

Key Takeaways:

  • More research is showing that high-frequency spinal cord stimulation (SCS) provides “superior clinical outcomes” compared to conventional SCS stimulation for people with chronic back and leg pain,
  • The high-frequency stimulation is called “HF10” and “offers lasting reductions in back and leg pain after other treatments have failed,” said Dr. Leonardo Kapural of the Center for Clinical Research and Carolinas Pain Institute, and co-author of the study.
  • At three months, scores for back and leg pain decreased by at least half in more than 80 percent of patients receiving HF10. Those who received conventional SCS achieved similar responses in back pain for 44 percent of patients and in leg pain for 55 percent.

“One group was treated with the HF10, where stimulation is delivered to the spinal cord at a rate of 10 kilohertz for short periods of time. The other group was treated with traditional SCS therapy, where stimulation is delivered to the spinal cord at a lower frequency and for longer periods of time.”

http://nationalpainreport.com/high-frequency-stimulation-better-for-chronic-back-and-leg-pain-study-says-8831820.html

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