Complications of neurostimulation

Don M. Woods, Salim M. Hayek, Marshall Bedder

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Neurostimulation is a powerful technique used to treat a multitude of chronic painful conditions. Its effectiveness continues to expand with technologic advances. As with any interventional procedure, complications have been identified. These complications are broadly divided into biological and hardware-related. The goal of this paper is to review these complications and to outline strategies to prevent and manage them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-182
Number of pages5
JournalTechniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Epidural abscess
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Hardware failure
  • Infection
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal cord stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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