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The two patients who underwent the Dorsal Column Stimulator procedure both suffered from chronic pain that had not responded to previous treatment methods.
The anatomical location of the DRG offers a closer proximity to the electrodes compared to the spinal cord and its dorsal columns. Thus, the stimulation parameters are expected to be more tolerable and lower in power consumption [10].
The afferent impulse travels through the dorsal nerve root, dorsal column of the spinal cord, and thalamus to reach the primary somatosensory cortex.
Parry evaluated dorsal column functions after epidural and spinal blockade and their implications for safety of walking following low dose regional analgesia for labour.M They concluded that abnormal dorsal column functions are expected to increase with increasing motor block and both lower limb motor power and dorsal column function should be assessed and shown to be normal before allowing patients to walk at any point
Implantation of laminotomy electrodes for spinal cord stimulation in spinal anesthesia with intraoperative dorsal column activation.
(45) Noel, Ozaki and Desmedt (46) suggested that the N18 peak originates in the lower medulla nuclei including the accessory inferior olives and dorsal column nuclei.
The embedded sections were glued onto cured resin blocks and 1 [micro]m semithin sections of the dorsal column were cut with a Leica ultramicrotome (Leica, Wetzlar, Germany), stained with toluidine blue (Sigma, St.
The device applies electrical stimulation to the spinal cord's dorsal column, which is a main pathway for carrying tactile information from the body to the brain.
Stimulating the dorsal column of the spinal cord reduces these oscillations, which researchers believe creates the ability to produce motor function.
Two of the main lemnothalamic pathways are shown from the dorsal column nuclei to the ventral posterolateral nucleus (VPL) for the somatosensory system and from retinal ganglion cells directly to the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (DLGN) for the visual system.
The ventral and dorsal columns were of similar thickness in the cranial cervical region, but the ventral column was thicker than the dorsal column in the caudal cervical region.

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