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What You Should Know About Spinal Cord Stimulation for Treating Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy

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Diabetic neuropathy is listed as one of the most common complications associated with diabetes. Pain is a common indication of diabetic neuropathy. Studies have revealed that pain affects between 11% and 34% of diabetic patients. Therefore, the burden is heavy on patients and society due to significant resource use, high pain levels, polypharmacy, and frequent co-morbidity. Health practitioners have suggested spinal cord stimulation as the treatment option for patients suffering from painful neurotic neuropathy.

Why Choose Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation uses innovative technology to identify and address some of the most challenging pain problems patients go through. This type of stimulation is used for neuropathic pain, which comprises complex regional pain syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, and post-laminectomy syndrome. If you have any of these types of pain, spinal cord stimulation will help you relieve your pain.

What You Should Know About Spinal Cord Stimulation for Treating Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy

What Are the Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathic Pain?

  • Sharp or pricking pain in the upper or lower extremities
  • A lot of pain from simple things such as brushing or touching the skin
  • Increased response to painful stimuli

There exists a gap for patients suffering from diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and it needs to be addressed. These patients have been receiving conservative treatments leading to incomplete pain relief. Health practitioners have resorted to combining neuromodulation with spinal cord stimulation to address the gap and achieve total relief. Nonetheless, spinal cord stimulation has shown significant pain relief in patients with debilitating neuropathic pain illnesses such as compound regional pain disorder and failed back surgery syndrome. Both paresthesia-free and tonic stimulation generate clinically significant and highly adequate analgesia.

Why is Spinal Cord Stimulation The Best Option for Diabetic Neuropathic Pain?

Painful diabetic neuropathy patients have gone through low-frequency spinal cord stimulation treatment and pharmacological treatments, and neither of them has provided the intended pain relief or long-term solution for the patients. Currently, it is possible to treat painfuldiabetic peripheral neuropathy symptomatically. A single type of medication or a combination of many may not be effective and is often accompanied by unfavorable side effects. On the other hand, spinal cord stimulation has been effective with positive effects on pain.

What You Should Know About Spinal Cord Stimulation for Treating Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy

What Benefits Will You Get From Spinal Cord Stimulation?

  • Spinal cord stimulation has proven to be an effective and safe option for treating peripheral diabetic neuropathy.
  • It has worked to prevent disability and significant pain that patients have gone through in the past.
  • It has ended the use of oral and topical medication and the transcutaneous electrical stimulation that patients went through previously.
  • It has increased the level of patients' satisfaction following its high efficacy and tolerance. 

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Thompson Regarding Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy

Contact us at The Pain Center San Diego for more information about spinal cord stimulation for treating peripheral diabetic neuropathy.

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