Successful spinal cord stimulation for chronic pancreatitis and post-laminectomy pain

Cody J. Cox, Michael M. Wilkinson, Michael A. Erdek

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Approximately one in five adults in the United States experiences chronic pain. Over the last 50 years, spinal cord stimulation has become increasingly recognized as a minimally invasive, efficacious treatment modality for the management of chronic pain. The authors report a case study of a 46-year-old female in the first documented spinal cord stimulation simultaneously targeting intractable neuropathic and visceral pain caused by post-laminectomy syndrome and chronic pancreatitis, respectively. This case study demonstrates near-total relief of the patient's neuropathic low back/leg pain and visceral epigastric pain, showing evidence of potential clinical usefulness for spinal cord stimulation as a treatment option in patients who present with a combination of visceral and somatic pain symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-129
Number of pages7
JournalPain management
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2022


  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome
  • Somatic pain
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Visceral pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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