Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Pain - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437722161, 9781455733996

Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Pain

1st Edition

Volume 1: A Volume in the Interventional and Neuromodulatory Techniques for Pain Management Series; Expert Consult Premium Edition -- Enhanced Online Features and Print

Authors: Salim Hayek Robert Levy Timothy Deer
eBook ISBN: 9781455733996
eBook ISBN: 9780323314336
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 29th September 2011
Page Count: 248

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Table of Contents

1. History of Neurostimulation

2 Mechanisms of Spinal Neuromodulation

3 Medical Considerations in Spinal Cord Stimulation

4 Patient Selection: Psychological Considerations

5 Spinal Cord Stimulation: General Indications

6 Spinal Cord Stimulation: Implantation Techniques

7 Spinal Cord Stimulation: Parameter Selection and Equipment Choices

8 Spinal Cord Stimulation as a Treatment of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

9 Neurostimulation in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

10 Spinal Cord Stimulation for Peripheral Vascular Disease

11 Spinal Cord Stimulation for Refractory Angina and Peripheral Vascular Disease

12 Spinal Cord Stimulation for Visceral Abdominal Pain

13 Nerve Root, Sacral and Pelvic Stimulation

14 Emerging Indications and Other Applications of Spinal Cord Stimulation

15 Complications of Spinal Cord Stimulation

16 Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

17 Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Open Technique

18 Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Percutaneous Technique

19 Occipital Neurostimulation

20 Peripheral Subcutaneous Stimulation for intractable pain

21 Motor Cortex Stimulation for Relief of Chronic Pain

22 Deep Brain Stimulation

23 Coding and Billing for Neurostimulation

24 Cost-Effectiveness of Neurostimulation

25 The Future of Neurostimulation


Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Pain - a volume in the new Interventional and Neuromodulatory Techniques for Pain Management series - presents state-of-the-art guidance on the full range of neuromodulation techniques performed today. Salim Hayek, MD, PhD and Robert Levy, MD, PhD offer expert advice on a variety of spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and peripheral nerve field stimulation procedures to treat chronic pain. Comprehensive, evidence-based coverage on selecting and performing these techniques - as well as weighing relative risks and complications - helps you ensure optimum outcomes. With access to the fully searchable text at, you’ll have the detailed visual assistance you need right at your fingertips.

Key Features

  • Understand the rationale and scientific evidence behind interventional and neuromodulatory techniques and master their execution.
  • Optimize outcomes, reduce complications, and minimize risks by adhering to current, evidence-based practice guidelines.
  • Apply the newest developments in motor cortex stimulation, deep brain stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, and spinal cord stimulation.
  • Quickly find the information you need in a user-friendly format with strictly templated chapters supplemented with illustrative line drawings, images, and treatment algorithms.
  • Access the fully searchable contents, plus bonus procedural videos, at


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About the Authors

Salim Hayek Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief, Division of Pain Medicine University Hospitals Case Medical Center Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western University Cleveland, OH

Robert Levy Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurological Surgery and Associate Professor of Physiology Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Timothy Deer Author

Affiliations and Expertise

President and CEO, The Center for Pain Relief Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine Charleston, West Virginia