Spinal Cord Stimulation for Abdominal Pain Interview

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Spinal Cord Stimulation for Abdominal Pain Interview

Published on May 24, 2022

Mayank Gupta, MD

Dr. Mayank Gupta presents spinal cord stimulation treatment for chronic abdominal pain (CAP) that originates due to various underlying causes. Dr. Gupta discusses the ongoing challenges for pain management physicians and the health care system. He also mentions that abdominal pain is the top reason for emergency room (ER) visits. He further explains that conventional treatments include neuropathic medication (e.g., Gabapentin, Lyrica), nerve blocks, or opioids that have poor efficacy, harmful complications, or potential dependence (e.g., opioid dependence). Dr. Gupta then focuses on evidence that demonstrates the success of treating CAP with traditional spinal cord stimulation.