Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:767–771 DOI 10.1007/s11845-017-1565-4 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Evaluation of spinal cord stimulation on the symptoms of anxiety and depression and pain intensity in patients with failed back surgery syndrome 1 2 1 • • L. P. Robb J. M. Cooney C. R. McCrory Received: 22 April 2015 / Accepted: 18 January 2017 / Published online: 28 January 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2017 Abstract Conclusion Whilst it is already recognised that SCS Background Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is now estab- reduces pain in FBSS, this study demonstrated that it also lished as the primary treatment for failed back surgery reduced the symptoms of anxiety and depression with an syndrome (FBSS). Commonly, patients with chronic pain associated reduction in opioid consumption. and FBSS often report symptoms of anxiety and depression resulting from this condition. These factors can modulate Keywords Spinal cord stimulation Failed back surgery and amplify the pain experience, therefore, further chal- syndrome Anxiety Depression Pain lenging treatment success. Aims This study examined the efﬁcacy of SCS on allevi- ating the symptoms of anxiety and depression associated Introduction with chronic pain as well as pain intensity in a group of
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