2. Neurostimulation Therapy for Neuropathic Pain

  1. Nils Erik Gilhus MD, PHD10,11,
  2. Michael P. Barnes MD, FRCP12,13 and
  3. Michael Brainin MD14,15,16
  1. G. Cruccu1,2,
  2. T. Z. Aziz3,
  3. L. Garcia-Larrea1,4,
  4. P. Hansson1,5,
  5. T. S. Jensen1,6,
  6. J.-P. Lefaucheur7,
  7. B. A. Simpson8 and
  8. R. S. Taylor9

Published Online: 21 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346268.ch2

European Handbook of Neurological Management, Volume 2, Second Edition

European Handbook of Neurological Management, Volume 2, Second Edition

How to Cite

Cruccu, G., Aziz, T. Z., Garcia-Larrea, L., Hansson, P., Jensen, T. S., Lefaucheur, J.-P., Simpson, B. A. and Taylor, R. S. (2011) Neurostimulation Therapy for Neuropathic Pain, in European Handbook of Neurological Management, Volume 2, Second Edition (eds N. E. Gilhus, M. P. Barnes and M. Brainin), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346268.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 10

    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway

  2. 11

    Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

  3. 12

    University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  4. 13

    Hunters Moor Neurorehabilitation Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  5. 14

    Department of Clinical Medicine and Prevention, Austria

  6. 15

    Center for Clinical Neurosciences, Donau-Universität Krems, Austria

  7. 16

    Department of Neurology, Landesklinikum Donauregion Tulln, Tulln, Austria

Author Information

  1. 1

    EFNS Panel on Neuropathic Pain, Vienna, Austria

  2. 2

    La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

  3. 3

    Oxford Functional Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK

  4. 4

    INSERM ‘Central integration of pain’(U879), Bron, University Lyon 1, France

  5. 5

    Karolinska University Hospital and Pain Section, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

  6. 6

    Danish Pain Research Centre, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

  7. 7

    Henri Mondor Hospital, AP-HP, Créteil, France

  8. 8

    University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK

  9. 9

    Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185349

Online ISBN: 9781444346268



  • neurostimulation therapy-for neuropathic pain;
  • neurostimulation therapy, substitute-for surgical lesions, current medical therapy;
  • neurostimulation techniques, for treating pain-TENS, PNS, NRS, SCS and DBS;
  • peripheral stimulations (TENS, PNS and NRS);
  • spinal cord stimulation-electrodes into epidural space, cervical spine ipsilateral to pain;
  • SCS, and gate-control theory of pain transmission;
  • motor cortex stimulation (MCS)-tool for treatment of patients with drug–resistant neuropathic pain;
  • repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation-use of rTMS in patients with chronic pain;
  • motor cortex stimulation-in CPSP, central or peripheral facial pain


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background and objectives

  • Search methods

  • Results

  • General comments

  • References