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Neuropathic pain is a relatively common outcome of
Lyme disease. Pain management options for these patients have been limited to pharmaceutical treatments.
We present a case of chronic pain following
Lyme disease treated successfully using spinal cord stimulation (SCS).
Pain management clinic.
A 62-year-old patient presented with a 5-year history of bilateral foot pain following
Lyme disease that failed to respond to medication and physical therapy. The patient was treated by a trial of SCS at the clinic and then implanted with a spinal cord stimulator. The Visual Analog Scale (VAS) assessed pain before and after SCS.
The patient reported significant pain relief and improved foot function. The 10 point VAS score was reduced from 8-10 to 1-3.
Single case report.
Spinal cord stimulation may be an effective option for relieving chronic pain originating from