Special Issue "Neuropathic Pain Management and Deep Brain Stimulation in Clinical Practice"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Neurology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 50

Special Issue Editor

Department of Neurosurgery, Nantes University Hospital, 44000 Nantes, France
Interests: neurosurgery; minimal invasive surgery; intraoperative surgical spinal cord stimulation; deep brain stimulation; surgical procedures; nerve stimulation; neural pain; headaches; neuromodulation; occipital neuralgia; neuropathic low back pain; surgery; neurotraumatology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Functional neurosurgery is a discipline that allows the control of neuronal networks through the introduction of electrodes connected to a neurostimulator.

Neuromodulation may be cerebral (deep brain stimulation) to treat Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. Deep brain stimulation is a source of major therapeutic innovation in the field of neurology and also in psychiatry, with new emerging targets to treat the symptoms of other diseases for which it has profoundly modified the prognosis and management (Tourette's disease, obsessive compulsive disorders, walking and balance disorders, etc.).

Or it can be implemented at the spinal cord level: spinal cord stimulation to control neuropathic pain after spinal or cranial surgery, but also post-chemotherapy, ischemic, or diabetic neuropathic pain.

The development of functional neurosurgery is linked to the progress made in terms of equipment and fundamental and applied research.

The miniaturization of neurostimulators, new waveforms, and the adaptability of electrodes allow for substantial gains in terms of pain reduction, increased quality of life, and reduction of adverse effects.

All these topics will be discussed in this Special Issue.

Dr. Sylvie Raoul
Guest Editor

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  • deep brain stimulation
  • spinal cord stimulation
  • neuropathic pain
  • movement’s disorder
  • peripheral nerve stimulation

Published Papers

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