Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Facial chronic neuropathic pain FCNP is a disabling clinical entity, its incidence is increasing within the chronic pain population. There is indication for neuromodulation when conservative treatment fails. Motor cortex stimulation MCS has emerged as an alternative in the advanced management of these patients.
Motor Cortex Stimulation
Motor Cortex Stimulation - Medical Clinical Policy Bulletins | Aetna
Aetna considers motor cortex stimulation experimental and investigational for the treatment of the following indications not an all-inclusive list because its effectiveness has not been established:. Aetna considers the use of motor cortex stimulation during implantation of a deep brain stimulator experimental and investigational because the effectiveness of this approach has not been established. While MCS has been employed in the treatment of a variety of chronic refractory pain conditions, there is only limited evidence regarding its effectiveness. Available evidence is largely derived from small, uncontrolled, case studies. In all but one case the impulse-generator was implanted after a successful period of test stimulation. Excluding one case, in which a prolonged focal seizure resulting in a post-ictal speech arrest occurred during test stimulation, there have been no operative complications and the post-operative course was uneventful.
Motor cortex stimulation for facial chronic neuropathic pain: A review of the literature
Pain is usually managed with non-surgical methods such as oral medications, injections and nerve blocks. When these options fail and severe pain turns into a chronic condition, motor cortex stimulation may be the next step for you. Motor cortex stimulation is a not a cure for pain, but it can help significantly relieve your symptoms. Motor cortex stimulation is a type of neuromodulation , which is a surgical procedure that implants electrodes in the body to change how the nervous system works.