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Spinal cord stimulator: Design and function

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Melzack and Wall published their gate control theory of pain in 1965 [8]. They proposed that small-fiber input associated with noxious (pain) information could be inhibited by large-fiber sensory activation. Pain perception depended upon the balance between large- and small-fiber input. They suggested that antidromic activation of the large diameter afferent fibers in the dorsal columns of the spinal cord could inhibit small-fiber input in the dorsal horns, thereby modulating the perception of pain.

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  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Dorsal Column
  • Electronic Circuitry
  • Implantable System
  • Gate Control Theory

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Mullett, K.R., Starkebaum, W. (1994). Spinal cord stimulator: Design and function. In: Horsch, S., Claeys, L. (eds) Spinal Cord Stimulation. Steinkopff. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-48441-4_6

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