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The current state of deep brain stimulation for chronic pain and its context in other forms of neuromodulation.

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Chronic intractable pain is debilitating for those touched, affecting 5% of the population. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has fallen out of favour as the centrally implantable neurostimulation of choice for chronic pain since the 1970⁻1980s, with some neurosurgeons favouring motor cortex stimulation as the 'last chance saloon'. This article reviews the available data and professional opinion of the current state of DBS as a treatment for chronic pain, placing it in the context of other neuromo...

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Peer reviewed

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10.3390/brainsci8080158

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Surgical Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Surgical Sciences
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7262-7297
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Surgical Sciences
Role:
Author
Publisher:
MDPI
Journal:
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Volume:
8
Issue:
8
Article number:
158
Publication date:
2018-08-20
Acceptance date:
2018-08-13
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ISSN:
2076-3425
Pmid:
30127290
Language:
English
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pubs:909302
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uuid:901fe40b-f628-4de8-88c3-80d14bfc5da8
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pubs:909302
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909302
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2019-06-11

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