Effects of electrode configuration and geometry on fiber preference in spinal cord stimulation

Jan Holsheimer, Johannes J. Struijk, Wilbert A. Wesselink

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    Abstract

    In contrast to the widespread assumption that dorsal column fibers are the primary targets of spinal cord stimulation by a dorsal epidural electrode, it appears that dorsal root fibers are recruited as well, and even preferentially under various conditions. This will, however, limit the coverage of the painful body areas with paresthesia, a prerequisite for the management of chronic pain. In order to favor the preferential stimulation of dorsal column fibers, advantage was taken of the different positions and orientations of fibers in the dorsal columns and dorsal roots. Using an SCS computer model, electrode configurations have been designed for the selective stimulation of the human dorsal columns
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages343-344
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-3811-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 1996
    Event18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1996: Bridging Disciplines for Biomedicine - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 31 Oct 19963 Nov 1996
    Conference number: 18

    Conference

    Conference18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1996
    Abbreviated titleEMBC
    CountryNetherlands
    CityAmsterdam
    Period31/10/963/11/96

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    Holsheimer, J., Struijk, J. J., & Wesselink, W. A. (1996). Effects of electrode configuration and geometry on fiber preference in spinal cord stimulation. In Proceedings of 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (pp. 343-344). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.1996.656984