We read with interest the recent article by Rajkumar et al on the health care resource utilization of high-frequency spinal cord stimulation (HF-SCS) in patients with chronic refractory low back pain (CRLBP).
1Although the authors present some intriguing findings, we believe that there are several limitations to the study that warrant consideration.
- Rajkumar S.
- Yang L.Z.
- Venkatraman V.
- et al.
Health care resource utilization of high-frequency spinal cord stimulation for treatment of chronic refractory low back pain.
Neuromodulation. 2023; 26: 115-123
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- Health care resource utilization of high-frequency spinal cord stimulation for treatment of chronic refractory low back pain.Neuromodulation. 2023; 26: 115-123
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Accepted: January 9, 2023
Received: January 6, 2023
Conflict of Interest: The authors reported no conflict of interest.
Source(s) of financial support: The authors reported no funding sources.
© 2023 International Neuromodulation Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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- Health Care Resource Utilization of High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for Treatment of Chronic Refractory Low Back PainNeuromodulationVol. 26Issue 1
- PreviewChronic refractory low back pain (CRLBP) is a diagnosis characterized by chronic low back pain in patients who are poor candidates for surgery and fail conservative management. High-frequency spinal cord stimulation (HF-SCS) is a new advance in neuromodulation that may be effective in treating these patients. However, the cost burden of this therapy is yet undetermined.