Chronic Pain Management with Spinal Cord Stimulation, fundamental workshop

In partnership with: Logo Medtronic

Course information

Have you previously attended an ECMT course?*

Course description

The goal of this course is to build hands-on skills in all aspects related to the use of neurostimulation for chronic pain management. This course will mainly focus on hands-on implant techniques, applications, programming as well as multi-disciplinary in-centre approach to pain management.

Over the course of the 2 days, the participants will acquire confidence and competences in performing a supervised SCS case, having the opportunity to be trained by a leading faculty of European experts in the field of pain management and SCS.

Learning objectives

By the end of this stage, participants will be able to:

  • describe the different types of pain and therapy options
  • explain the basics of anatomy and physiology involved in SCS
  • recall the clinical background evidence and theories of MOA in chronic pain management
  • describe the basic of programming
  • list the SCS common indications (FBSS, CBLP, radiculopathies)
  • select the right patients for SCS
  • demonstrate how to handle patient interview to introduce the therapy to the patient managing expectations
  • demonstrate how to choose between surgical leads and percutaneous leads in FBSS management
  • demonstrate the technical skills for the trialling and implant
  • describe the basic troubleshooting
  • demonstrate how to handle complications

Target audience

The Program welcomes 25 pain management specialists with no or limited knowledge of the Spinal Cord Stimulation therapy: Pain anaesthesiologists and Neurosurgeons.