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24th Napa Pain Conference

NPC2017-Sa05b - Best Practices in Spinal Cord Stimulation

Aug 19, 2017 10:30am ‐ Aug 19, 2017 12:30pm

Credits: None available.



Learners will improve their understanding of clinical based evidence in the management of patients with spinal cord stimulation. This session covers patient selection, perioperative management, complications, and other clinical strategies to improve safety and outcomes of patients receiving spinal cord stimulation.


10:30 Best Practices in SCS: B. Todd Sitzman, MD, MPH
11:10 Clinical Evidence of SCS for Failed Back Surgery: Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD
11:50 Recovery Programming: Avinash Ramchandani, MD, MBA


As a result of completing this course, learners will be able / better able to:

  • Summarize published, evidence-based guidelines on SCS patient selection, indications, perioperative management, and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Implement perioperative safeguards and strategies necessary to assure optimal patient safety and outcomes.
  • Avoid unnecessary procedures on patients when stimulation can be salvaged using programming options.


  • Goroszeniuk, Teodor, et al. The Effect of Peripheral Neuromodulation on Pain from the Sacroiliac Joint: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Pain Practice (2017).
  • Guentchev, Marin, et al. Long-Term Reduction of Sacroiliac Joint Pain With Peripheral Nerve Stimulation. Operative Neurosurgery (2017).
  • Deer, Timothy R., et al. “A prospective study of dorsal root ganglion stimulation for the relief of chronic pain.” Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface 1 (2013): 67-72.
  • Provenzano DA, Deer T, Phelps AL, et al. An International Survey to Understand Infection Control Practices for Spinal Cord Stimulation. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. 2015;19(1):71-84. doi:10.1111/


Category: CME


Credits: None available.

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