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SPINAL CORD STIMULATION
BlueCross BlueShield. Surgery Section - Spinal Cord Stimulation for Treatment of Pain. Policy No: 45, Effective Date: 07/06/2004
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"this option does not appear to be an ideal modality of treatment for LRP because neurodestructive methods for the treatment of neuropathic pain are in principle generally considered inappropriate.... Authors noted this is a small retrospective study and prospective randomized studies are needed to confirm the findings before adding pulsed radiofrequency to the armamentarium for lumbar radicular pain treatment.
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Aetna Clinical Policy Bulletins. Chronic Pain Programs Number 0237. Reviewed: May 5, 2006.
Aetna considers a screening examination medically necessary for members who are being considered for admission into a chronic pain program.
Aetna Clinical Policy Bulletins. Electrical Stimulation for Pain. Number 0011. February 22, 2005. Updated 2007.
Aetna considers transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators (TENS) medically necessary durable medical equipment (DME) when used as an adjunct or as an alternative to the use of drugs in the treatment of acute post-operative pain in the first 30 days after surgery, or chronic, intractable pain not responsive to other methods of treatment.