Appointments are by request only
Skip to main content

Successful Treatment of Charcot‐Marie‐Tooth Chronic Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulation

Successful Treatment of Charcot‐Marie‐Tooth Chronic Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulation

Abstract

Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is one of the most common hereditary neuropathies affecting one in 2500 people in the United States. CMT disease is associated with moderate to severe chronic extremity pain. We present the case of a young man with chronic intractable lower extremity pain associated with CMT disease treated with spinal cord stimulation (SCS). This was an Institutional Review Board-approved case study involving a 37-year-old man diagnosed with CMT disease with pain of more than 20 years. He was implanted with an SCS device and patient pain and quality of life was assessed one and six months later using the SF-McGill Pain Questionnaire, Visual Analog Scale, Oswestry Disability Questionnaire, Pain Disability Index, and SF-36. Baseline measures were obtained retrospectively. Qualitative data were collected from the medical record. SCS was effective in decreasing pain, improving quality of life and reducing medication consumption at both one and six months post-implant. In addition, the patient was satisfied with SCS treatment. SCS produced favorable results in a patient with CMT and should be considered a treatment option for pain resulting from this condition.

Read the full journal article here

You Might Also Enjoy...

What Happens During a Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure?

What Happens During a Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure?

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive procedure that disrupts nerve signals to your brain — and it could offer lasting relief from chronic pain. Learn how it works and what to expect if you’re considering the treatment.
The burning Pain of Pudendal Neuralgia,      Utrecht, Northern Netherlands, circa  1340-1350, Jacob van Maerlant,  Der nature

Pudendal Neuralgia

Pudendal Neuralgia. From an elusive diagnosis tο the prevailing treatment options. Patients with chronic symptoms of intractable Pudendal neuralgia often present to our practice for consultation diagnosis, and to discuss appropriate treatment options.

Radiofrequency Ablation : A back pain treatment that works

Back pain is one of the most common reasons a patient comes to a pain management physician's clinic due to spine facet osteoarthritis. Radiofrequency ablation of the spinal facet joints represents the standard of care for long term pain relief.