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Spinal cord stimulation in the treatment of spasmodic torticollis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3879794     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report presents our observations in 63 patients undergoing chronic spinal cord stimulation for treatment of spasmodic torticollis. In this series there were 23 patients (36.5%) who demonstrated marked improvement, characterized by no evidence of torticollis, full range of motility of the head and neck and no pain. Moderate improvement was found in 20 patients (31.8%) who showed minimal residual torticollis, but had full motility and no pain. There were 5 patients (7.9%) considered mildly improved who demonstrated decrease in their torticollic position, spasms and pain, but retained some element of torticollis and/or some limitation of motility. Correlations were made demonstrating the effect on the results of age, sex, electrode array, the configuration of the applied field and the parameters of stimulation.
J M Waltz; C A Scozzari; D P Hunt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied neurophysiology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0302-2773     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Neurophysiol     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-16     Completed Date:  1986-09-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600656     Medline TA:  Appl Neurophysiol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-38     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Electric Stimulation Therapy / instrumentation*,  methods
Electrodes, Implanted
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Spasm / physiopathology,  therapy
Spinal Cord* / physiopathology
Torticollis / physiopathology,  therapy*

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