New FDA approved advanced treatment for painful diabetic neuropathy.
Neuropathy is caused by high blood sugar levels which causes damage to the nerves. This most commonly affects the feet and legs.
New FDA approved advanced treatment for painful diabetic neuropathy
What is Diabetic Neuropathy?
Diabetic neuropathy is a painful complication of diabetes. It the most common life a herring effect for patients with diabetes. Neuropathy is caused by high blood sugar levels which causes damage to the nerves. This most commonly affects the feet and legs.
• Tingling, throbbing, sharp or shooting pain
• Pricking sensations
• Sensitivity to touch, or muscle weakness
• Burning sensation/pain
For years treatment for diabetic neuropathy has been centered around medications which attempt to reduce pain and assist with sleep. There are also non-invasive treatments, such as physical therapy or acupuncture, to help improve circulation and relieve pain but for many, this does not provide relief, or it is not enough to live a full life.
Today there is a new ADVANCED treatment, which is recently approved by the FDA. In addition, it is covered by many insurance companies and can provide relief to constant pain and suffering. For those who have taken medications without enough relief of your diabetic neuropathy, and others who are starting this journey, we are happy to provide this treatment to help you get back to living a full life.
Spinal Cord Stimulation has been used for more than 25 years and is proven to be highly effective for neuropathic pain. This treatment has been used with patients who have experienced pain associated with nerve damage caused by degenerative spine conditions. I have used spinal cord stimulation in patients with chronic back pain that also have foot pain from diabetic neuropathy and have had great success in treating their pain.
The FDA has now approved this same device, spinal cord stimulation, as an effective way to overcome pain and discomfort associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Recent medical studies show that patients have had minimal relief of diabetic neuropathy pain with medications.
Spinal Cord Stimulation is an effective way to overcome pain and discomfort associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and get you back to life.
One of the best things about spinal cord stimulation is that you get to take it for a one week test drive before committing to the treatment.
The Test Drive:
The first step to this process is the trial. This simple outpatient procedure will provide a patient with a one-week test drive to feel the improvement in their condition.
How quickly will I experience pain relief?
Patients begin to experience pain relief from within a day or so after the spinal cord stimulator is turned on.
Benefits of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Diabetic Neuropathy:
The benefits of spinal cord stimulation are numerous. For those that have tried medications, SCS is typically a more effective treatment to relieve pain. Its efficacy has been proven in clinical studies which show that patients who have undergone spinal cord stimulation reported a significant improvement in their quality of life, improving exercise tolerance and reduced pain levels. In addition, are alleviated from the side effects of dizziness, sleepiness, fatigue, weight gain, or high blood pressure common to the medications used to treat this condition.
Which Patient’s are Good SCS treatment Candidates for Diabetic Neuropathy?
Diabetic patients with chronic neuropathy pain, who have received other treatments (medication etc.) and have not had relief or the ability to engage in daily activities, are good candidates.
At Atlanta Spine Specialists we have over 25 years of experience with spinal cord stimulation with excellent results. Call 770-844-3242 today or schedule an appointment for a life-changing appointment.
Better Minimally-Invasive Treatments For Diabetic Neuropathy
Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), also called epidural nerve stimulation (ENS), is a minimally-invasive procedure with a 40-year track record of delivering proven relief to patients experiencing chronic pain. In this treatment, a safe and effective device delivers soothing electrical stimulation to the spinal cord, resulting in significant pain relief to the affected area…