Study compares high- and low-frequency stimulation

Patients given high-frequency spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy for chronic back and leg pain experience greater relief than those given low-frequency SCS therapy, US researchers have found.

Their study of 171 patients shows more than 80% of patients receiving high-frequency SCS therapy experienced a 50% or greater reduction in pain after three months.

Only 44% of back pain and 56% of leg pain patients