|Livshits et al. 2002|
|Population: Type of pain=neuropathic.|
Treatment: Individuals with SCI underwent one of two different surgical procedures: longitudinal T-myelotomy using the Bishof II technique (n=20), or longitudinal myelotomy en croix (Pourpre procedure) (n=20).
Outcome Measures: Short form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ); Visual Analgoue Scale (VAS)
|1. All individuals (regardless of surgical procedure) reported some pain relief.|
2. The Pourpre procedure appeared better than the Bischof II procedure at relieving pain, as measured by VAS and SF-MPQ (in the immediate and long term).
3. By yr 5 and yr 10, individuals in both groups reported a return of motor spasticity.