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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016
Role of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation in Degenerative Lumbar Spine Pathologies with Early Neurological Deficit
Abstract: Degeneration is derived from the Latin word ?degenerare? meaning to depart from one's own kind. Degeneration literally means ?deterioration of a tissue or an organ in which its function is diminished or its structure is impaired Patients with degenrative back pain are common in orthopaedic opd, of these patients with early neurological deficit (MRC Grade>2) with only PID or LCS excluding those with instability were divided into two groups, 1st receiving bed rest, traction and medications and 2nd receiving nerve stimulation using faradic current in addition to above modalities. Most of the Patients of group 2 didn?t only recover but also recovery was hastened by the use of PNS. Thus concluding that PNS is an effective additional conservative treatment modality in treating such pathologies and avoiding unnecessary surgeries in many of them.
Keywords: Early neurological deficit, PID/LCS, Peripheral nerve stimulation, Faradic current, Hastening and increasing recovery rate
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016,
Pages: 1737 - 1739