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28th Napa Pain Conference Posters

Spinal Cord Stimulation at 10kHz for Non-Surgical Refractory Back Pain: Multicenter RCT Six-Month Results



Most clinical evidence to date supports the use of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in the case of persistent neuropathic pain following spine surgery. But there is a large population of patients suffering from chronic neuropathic and refractory back pain who do not respond to conventional medical management (CMM) and have no history of back surgery and are not good candidates for surgery. We enrolled these non-surgical refractory back pain (NSRBP) patients, in multi-center randomized clinical trial and demonstrated that 10kHz SCS produced significant improvement in pain, disability, quality of life and reduced opioid use compared to CMM at 6 months.


  • Study was funded by Nevro Corp.
  • Taissa Cherry, MD has contracted research with Nevro Corp, with all funds going to her institution


  • Dr. Taissa Cherry, MD, Director, Interventional Pain Medicine, Kaiser Redwood City
  • Jessica Jameson, MD, Interventional Pain Management Physician, Axis Spine Center
  • Naresh P. Patel, MD, Neurosurgeon, Mayo Clinic Phoenix
  • Curtis Johnson, MD, Pain Management, Midwest Pain Management Center
  • Srinivas Nalamachu, MD, Mid-America Polyclinic
  • Daniel Kloster, MD, Pain Management Specialist, Crimson Pain Management
  • Dr. Aaron K. Calodney, MD, DABA, FASA, FIPP, ABIPP, Director of Clinical Research, Precision Spine Care
  • Peter Kosek, MD, Oregon Neurosurgery Specialists
  • Dr. Julie G. Pilitsis, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neuroscience, and Chair for the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, Albany Medical College
  • Dr. Markus A. Bendel, MD, Pain Medicine Physician, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • Dr. Erika A. Petersen, MD, Director of the Section of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Dr. Shivanand P. Lad, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Duke University
  • Dr. Chengyuan Wu, MD, MSBmE, Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery & Radiology; Co-Director, Integrated Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center, Fellowship; Director for the Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Division of Epilepsy and Neuromodulation Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
  • Dr. Cong Yu, MD, Pain Medicine Physician, Swedish Health Services
  • Dr. Dawood Sayed, MD, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Dr. David L. Caraway, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Nevro, Inc.
  • Rose Azalde
  • Dr. Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD, Pain Physician, Carolinas Pain Institute and The Center for Clinical Research

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