Spinal Cord Stimulation and Oncologic Pain Management

  • Neel D. MehtaEmail author
  • Mohammad M. Piracha


Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has long been used in the treatment of chronic pain. With the evolving knowledge of pain management, practitioners have been able to combat many forms of pain with SCS. Oncologic pain has been an increasing area of study with many patients benefiting from early implantation of SCS. However, due to the many concerns that arise with oncologic diagnoses, practitioners may be hesitant toward implantation in this population. The goal of this section is to highlight the many benefits of SCS use in patients with cancer and address common concerns that are present in oncologic population.


Gate control theory Spinal cord stimulator MRI compatibility Multipolar leads Monopolar leads CRPS Arachnoiditis Failed back surgery syndrome Post-thoracotomy pain Peripheral neuropathy Postherpetic neuralgia Phantom limb pain Ilioinguinal neuralgia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Joan and Sanford I. Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Division of Pain Management, Department of AnesthesiologyNew YorkUSA

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