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Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment with Spinal Cord Stimulation

Diabetic neuropathy, or just neuropathy, is a disorder that occurs when your nerves are affected by damage, caused by diabetes. This results in several symptoms, from pain and numbness in the legs, feet and hands, to problems with the digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and heart. Diabetic neuropathy is a serious diabetes complication that may affect as many as 50% of people with diabetes. However, painful diabetic neuropathy can be alleviated and treated by spinal cord stimulation.

Because each nerve in your peripheral system has a specific role, your symptoms will depend on the type of nerves affected. Pain specialist doctors will investigate the location of the numbness, the impaired movement, and activities that induce or exacerbate symptoms, and guide you towards the best treatment so that you can live a pain-free life.

Neuropathy treatment is aimed at controlling and managing symptoms and preventing further nerve damage. We, at Space City Pain Specialists, offer painful diabetic treatment with spinal cord stimulation and Nevro, to treat, alleviate and eliminate your pain.

How Does Spinal Cord Stimulation Work?

Spinal cord stimulation interrupts signals sent from the nerves in your spine to your brain. Pain interrupting signals are sent out from a battery-operated device (the spinal cord stimulator) that a pain medicine doctor implants under the skin. 

A small wire equipped with electrodes delivers mild pulses of electricity to the nerves in the spinal cord. These pulses interfere with pain signals leaving the spine, causing them to be significantly weakened by the time they reach the brain. 

Am I A Good Candidate for Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation is becoming more common as an effective way to treat pain without use of risky opioid medications. Space City Pain Specialists recommend spinal cord stimulation to treat diabetic neuropathy. However, spinal cord stimulation is generally not recommended for patients who:

  • Use certain types of cardiac pacemakers
  • Have or are prone to developing infections in the area where the spinal stimulator would be implanted
  • Suffer from severe depression or other psychiatric conditions that may be affecting pain
  • Suffer from untreated drug addiction
  • Suffer from certain bleeding disorders

HF10® Nevro Spinal Cord Stimulator

The HF10® spinal cord stimulator is a medical device with a proven safety record that provides significant and long-term pain relief for 4 out of 5 people. It does not require a major surgery and provides pain relief without oral medication. This next-generation SCS treatment offers a wide range of benefits including:

  • HF10 is the only SCS that offers high and low frequency stimulation
  • Requires limited to no daily remote usage
  • Significant for both back and leg pain relief
  • Can be left on 24/7
  • No sleep restrictions
  • FDA approved for driving
  • Minimally-invasive procedure

SCS is a well-established pain treatment used in the U.S. for over 30 years. It includes a small implanted device that transmits mild electrical pulses to the spinal cord. 

Pain is complex. Discover how HF10® spinal cord stimulator is the most comprehensive SCS solution, offering patients the services and support they need for the best chance at long-term pain relief. Electrical spinal-cord stimulation offers a new and effective way of relieving chronic diabetic neuropathic pain and improves exercise tolerance. 

Contact Space City Pain Specialists to schedule your appointment today and take the first step towards a pain-free life.