Korean J Pain 2006; 19(1): 107-110

Published online June 30, 2006 https://doi.org/10.3344/kjp.2006.19.1.107

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Treatment of Tremor and Spasticity in Failed Back Surgery Syndrome with Spinal Cord Stimulation -A case report-

Young Jae Kim, Myoung Hun Kim, Se Hoon Lim, Jeong Han Lee, Kun Moo Lee, Soon Ho Cheong, Young Kyun Choe, Chee Mahn Shin

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Inje University, Busan, Korea.

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Tremor is a rhythmic, involuntary and oscillatory movement of body parts, and it is the most common movement disorder. Spasticity is also one of the movement disorders that is commonly accompanied with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; however, the basic nature of spasticity has not yet been proved. A 25-year-old male patient had two operations and he was being treated because of a back injury that occurred 4 years ago. He suffered from pain, tremor and spasticity on both his lower legs, and his symptoms were diagnosed as failed back surgery syndrome. The tremor and spasticity were aggravated despite of continuous treatments. We then treated him with spinal cord stimulation. His pain, tremor and spasticity disappeared after spinal cord stimulation. (Korean J Pain 2006; 19: 107-110)

Keywords: failed back surgery syndrome, spasticity, spinal cord stimulation, tremor