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La estimulación eléctrica del sistema nervioso central con finalidad analgésica

Keywords: electrical central nervous system stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, electrical brain stimulation, uses of electricity for pain control, neuromodulation.

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different procedures using electricity for pain control (mainly neuropathic) are described in this review. history of the so-called utility of electricity for pain control, describing the early attempts at the xviii century and their evolution. spinal cord stimulation: how does it works, patient?s selection, implant techniques, how to do the different procedures and complications and their management are described. brain stimulation: the same scheme as above, concerning both deep brain stimulation and motor cortex stimulation.


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