No. 5 Medical Innovation for 2020: Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation

Technology adjusts dose of stimulation to help optimize pain control

Spinal cord stimulation is a treatment option for many patients dealing with chronic pain. An implanted device sends electrical impulses along the spinal column, reducing the pain signals that reach the brain.

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However, unsatisfactory outcomes due to subtherapeutic or overstimulation events are common.

Closed-loop stimulation allows for better communication between the device and the spinal cord, adjusting the dose of stimulation to help optimize pain control.

In this video, learn more about why closed-loop spinal cord stimulation is one of Cleveland Clinic’s Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020.

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