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Cleveland Clinic Top Medical Innovations for 2020: Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation

Cleveland Clinic Top Medical Innovations for 2020: Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation

Closed-loop stimulation is allowing for better communication between the device and the spinal cord.

By Cleveland Clinic10.28.19
Chronic pain is a terribly frustrating condition, and a large reason for prescription of opioid medication. Spinal cord stimulation is a popular treatment for chronic pain through which an implantable device provides electrical stimulus to the spinal cord. But unsatisfactory outcomes due to subtherapeutic or overstimulation events are common. Closed-loop stimulation is allowing for better communication between the device and the spinal cord providing more optimal stimulation and relief of pain.

View Cleveland Clinic's top 10 medical innovations for 2020 here.
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