Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Electrical Stimulation for the Control of Pain

Electrical Stimulation for the Control of Pain Abstract • Electrical stimulation for the control of pain is now a well accepted therapeutic modality. Transcutaneous application of electrical stimulation is the most common technique employed and has been used to treat chronic pain, acute surgical pain, and acute pain of other origins. Percutaneous application of electricity to the nervous system through needle electrodes is useful in predicting the efficacy of implantable stimulators and has served the same function as diagnostic nerve block. Implantable stimulators have been used for stimulation of peripheral nerves, the anterior and posterior surfaces of the spinal cord, and the brain. Peripheral nerve stimulators are the most efficacious of the implantable devices. They are used specifically for pain of peripheral nerve injury origin. Their use for pain outside the distribution of the nerve stimulated is not yet proved. (Arch Surg 112:884-888, 1977) References 1. Melzak R, Wall PD: Pain mechanisms: A new theory . Science 150:971-979, 1965.Crossref 2. Wall PD, Sweet WH: Temporary abolition of pain in man . Science 155:108-109, 1967.Crossref 3. Ray CD, Maurer D: Electrical stimulation used to control pain . Surg Neurol 4:82-90, 1975. 4. Long DM, Carolan MT: Cutaneous afferent stimulation in the treatment of chronic pain , in Bonica J (ed): Advances in Neurology . New York, Raven Press, 1974, vol 4, pp 755-759. 5. Long DM: External electrical stimulation as a treatment of chronic pain . Minn Med 57:195-198, 1974. 6. Shealy CN: Transcutaneous electrical stimulation for control of pain . Clin Neurosurg 21:269-277, 1974. 7. Loeser J, Black R, Christman A: Relief of pain by transcutaneous stimulation . J Neurosurg 42:308-314, 1975.Crossref 8. Ebersold MJ, Laws E, Stonnington H, et al: Transcutaneous electrical stimulation for treatment of chronic pain . Surg Neurol 4:96-100, 1975. 9. Burton C: Pain suppression through peripheral nerve stimulation. Read before the annual Houston Neurological Symposium, Houston, March 1973. 10. Shealy CN: Dorsal column stimulation . Surg Neurol 4:142-146, 1975. 11. Hymes AC, Raab DE, Yonehiro EG, et al: Acute pain control by electrostimulator: A preliminary report , in Bonica J (ed): Advances in Neurology . New York, Raven Press, 1974, vol 4, pp 761-767. 12. Hosobuchi Y, Adams JE, Weinstein PR: Preliminary percutaneous dorsal column stimulation prior to permanent implantation . J Neurosurg 37:242-245, 1972.Crossref 13. Long DM, Hagfors N: Electrical stimulation in the nervous system: The current status of electrical stimulation of the nervous system for relief of pain . Pain 1:109-123, 1975.Crossref 14. Sweet WH: Lessons on pain control from electrical stimulation . Trans Stud Coll Physicians Phila 35:171-184, 1968. 15. Sweet WH, Wepsic JG: Treatment of chronic pain by stimulation of fibers of primary afferent neuron . Trans Am Neurol Assoc 93:103-105, 1968. 16. Long DM: Electrical stimulation for relief of pain from chronic nerve injury . J Neurosurg 39:718-722, 1973.Crossref 17. Picaza JA, Cannon B, Hunter S, et al: Pain suppression by peripheral nerve stimulation: II. Observations with implanted devices . Surg Neurol 4:115-127, 1975. 18. Shealy CN, Mortimer JT, Hagfors NR: Dorsal column electroanalgesia . J Neurosurg 32:560-564, 1970.Crossref 19. Mortimer JT, Shealy CN, Wheeler C: Experimental nondestructive electrical stimulation of the brain and spinal cord . J Neurosurg 32:553-559, 1970.Crossref 20. Sweet WH, Wepsic JG: Stimulation of the posterior columns of the spinal cord for pain control: Indications, technique and results . Clin Neurosurg 21:278-310, 1976. 21. Larson S, Sances A, Cusick J, et al: A comparison between anterior and posterior spinal implant systems . Surg Neurol 4:180-187, 1975. 22. Sheldon CH, Paul F, Jacques D, et al: Electrical stimulation of the nervous system . Surg Neurol 4:127-133, 1975. 23. Burton C: Dorsal column stimulation . Surg Neurol 4:171-180, 1975. 24. Nielson KD, Adams JE, Hosobuchi Y: Phantom limb pain: Treatment with dorsal column stimulation . J Neurosurg 42:301-307, 1975.Crossref 25. Nashold BS, Friedman H: Dorsal column stimulation for control of pain: Preliminary report on 30 patients . J Neurosurg 36:590-597, 1972.Crossref 26. Nashold BS: Dorsal column stimulation for control of pain: A three-year followup . Surg Neurol 4:146-148, 1975. 27. Hosobuchi Y, Adams JE, Rutkin B: Chronic thalamic stimulation for the control of facial anesthesia dolorosa . Arch Neurol 29:158-161, 1973.Crossref 28. Hosobuchi Y, Adams J, Rutkin B: Chronic thalamic and internal capsule stimulation for control of central pain . Surg Neurol 4:91-93, 1975. 29. Campbell JN, Taub A: Local analgesia from percutaneous electrical stimulation: A peripheral mechanism . Arch Neurol 28:347-350, 1973.Crossref 30. Bloedel JR: The substrate for integration in the central pain pathways . Clin Neurosurg 21:194-228, 1974. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Electrical Stimulation for the Control of Pain

Archives of Surgery , Volume 112 (7) – Jul 1, 1977

Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/electrical-stimulation-for-the-control-of-pain-JeoUDdWVDr
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1977 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370070098016
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Abstract • Electrical stimulation for the control of pain is now a well accepted therapeutic modality. Transcutaneous application of electrical stimulation is the most common technique employed and has been used to treat chronic pain, acute surgical pain, and acute pain of other origins. Percutaneous application of electricity to the nervous system through needle electrodes is useful in predicting the efficacy of implantable stimulators and has served the same function as diagnostic nerve block. Implantable stimulators have been used for stimulation of peripheral nerves, the anterior and posterior surfaces of the spinal cord, and the brain. Peripheral nerve stimulators are the most efficacious of the implantable devices. They are used specifically for pain of peripheral nerve injury origin. Their use for pain outside the distribution of the nerve stimulated is not yet proved. (Arch Surg 112:884-888, 1977) References 1. Melzak R, Wall PD: Pain mechanisms: A new theory . Science 150:971-979, 1965.Crossref 2. Wall PD, Sweet WH: Temporary abolition of pain in man . Science 155:108-109, 1967.Crossref 3. Ray CD, Maurer D: Electrical stimulation used to control pain . Surg Neurol 4:82-90, 1975. 4. Long DM, Carolan MT: Cutaneous afferent stimulation in the treatment of chronic pain , in Bonica J (ed): Advances in Neurology . New York, Raven Press, 1974, vol 4, pp 755-759. 5. Long DM: External electrical stimulation as a treatment of chronic pain . Minn Med 57:195-198, 1974. 6. Shealy CN: Transcutaneous electrical stimulation for control of pain . Clin Neurosurg 21:269-277, 1974. 7. Loeser J, Black R, Christman A: Relief of pain by transcutaneous stimulation . J Neurosurg 42:308-314, 1975.Crossref 8. Ebersold MJ, Laws E, Stonnington H, et al: Transcutaneous electrical stimulation for treatment of chronic pain . Surg Neurol 4:96-100, 1975. 9. Burton C: Pain suppression through peripheral nerve stimulation. Read before the annual Houston Neurological Symposium, Houston, March 1973. 10. Shealy CN: Dorsal column stimulation . Surg Neurol 4:142-146, 1975. 11. Hymes AC, Raab DE, Yonehiro EG, et al: Acute pain control by electrostimulator: A preliminary report , in Bonica J (ed): Advances in Neurology . New York, Raven Press, 1974, vol 4, pp 761-767. 12. Hosobuchi Y, Adams JE, Weinstein PR: Preliminary percutaneous dorsal column stimulation prior to permanent implantation . J Neurosurg 37:242-245, 1972.Crossref 13. Long DM, Hagfors N: Electrical stimulation in the nervous system: The current status of electrical stimulation of the nervous system for relief of pain . Pain 1:109-123, 1975.Crossref 14. Sweet WH: Lessons on pain control from electrical stimulation . Trans Stud Coll Physicians Phila 35:171-184, 1968. 15. Sweet WH, Wepsic JG: Treatment of chronic pain by stimulation of fibers of primary afferent neuron . Trans Am Neurol Assoc 93:103-105, 1968. 16. Long DM: Electrical stimulation for relief of pain from chronic nerve injury . J Neurosurg 39:718-722, 1973.Crossref 17. Picaza JA, Cannon B, Hunter S, et al: Pain suppression by peripheral nerve stimulation: II. Observations with implanted devices . Surg Neurol 4:115-127, 1975. 18. Shealy CN, Mortimer JT, Hagfors NR: Dorsal column electroanalgesia . J Neurosurg 32:560-564, 1970.Crossref 19. Mortimer JT, Shealy CN, Wheeler C: Experimental nondestructive electrical stimulation of the brain and spinal cord . J Neurosurg 32:553-559, 1970.Crossref 20. Sweet WH, Wepsic JG: Stimulation of the posterior columns of the spinal cord for pain control: Indications, technique and results . Clin Neurosurg 21:278-310, 1976. 21. Larson S, Sances A, Cusick J, et al: A comparison between anterior and posterior spinal implant systems . Surg Neurol 4:180-187, 1975. 22. Sheldon CH, Paul F, Jacques D, et al: Electrical stimulation of the nervous system . Surg Neurol 4:127-133, 1975. 23. Burton C: Dorsal column stimulation . Surg Neurol 4:171-180, 1975. 24. Nielson KD, Adams JE, Hosobuchi Y: Phantom limb pain: Treatment with dorsal column stimulation . J Neurosurg 42:301-307, 1975.Crossref 25. Nashold BS, Friedman H: Dorsal column stimulation for control of pain: Preliminary report on 30 patients . J Neurosurg 36:590-597, 1972.Crossref 26. Nashold BS: Dorsal column stimulation for control of pain: A three-year followup . Surg Neurol 4:146-148, 1975. 27. Hosobuchi Y, Adams JE, Rutkin B: Chronic thalamic stimulation for the control of facial anesthesia dolorosa . Arch Neurol 29:158-161, 1973.Crossref 28. Hosobuchi Y, Adams J, Rutkin B: Chronic thalamic and internal capsule stimulation for control of central pain . Surg Neurol 4:91-93, 1975. 29. Campbell JN, Taub A: Local analgesia from percutaneous electrical stimulation: A peripheral mechanism . Arch Neurol 28:347-350, 1973.Crossref 30. Bloedel JR: The substrate for integration in the central pain pathways . Clin Neurosurg 21:194-228, 1974.

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1977

References