The IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain-1986) defines pain as a frequent cross-cutting symptom that can undermine the physical and mental integrity of a patient, causing relatives increased concern, and significantly impacting their quality of life.
From a concise and clinical point of view, chronic pain is prolonged and undoubtedly one of the most critical types of pain. This type of pain is often determined by the persistence of harmful stimuli and/or self-maintenance phenomena, which prolong nociceptive stimulation even when the initial cause has been limited. Chronic pain is almost always accompanied by an important emotional, psychological or relational component and can limit the physical and social life of a patient.
Among the main therapeutic possibilities applicable in this context is spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and Percutaneous Neurostimulation.
In particular, areas affected by chronic pain are frequently affected by causes such as FBSS (Failed Back Surgery Syndrome), or by possible consequences and/or side effects related to surgery. In these situations, SCS therapy represents one of the most technologically-advanced and cutting-edge solutions.