Perioperative care in neuromodulatory systems

Alyson M. Engle*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Neurostimulation devices are salvage therapy, utilized when the patient fails conservative therapies. In general, patients with refractory neuropathic pain are candidates for neurostimulation therapy. Neuromodulation achieves analgesia through electrical stimulation that affects pain pathways. Early progress originally targeted dorsal column electrical stimulation, more commonly referred to as spinal cord stimulation. Advances in the field allowed more targeted pain control by selectively neuromodulating the pathological dorsal root ganglion. This chapter will focus on general dorsal column neurostimulation devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuromodulation Techniques for the Spine
Subtitle of host publicationA Volume in the Atlas of Interventional Pain Management Series
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780323875844
ISBN (Print)9780323875851
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Complications
  • neuromodulation
  • perioperative care
  • spinal cord stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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