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FDA Adds Painful Diabetic Neuropathy to Conditions Spinal Cord Stimulators Can Treat

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The FDA has approved using the Nevro Senza® Spinal Cord Stimulation to treat Painful Diabetic Neuropathy. This approval is a major breakthrough in treating this condition, providing an alternative solution to traditional medications and aggressive treatments.

This revolutionary treatment has been proven to reduce or eliminate pain in many patients suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy, providing fast and long-lasting relief without prescription medications. The Pain Center in Boise is proud to offer this cutting-edge technology to our patients suffering from debilitating diabetic neuropathy.

 

What is Painful Diabetic Neuropathy?

Painful diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur in those with diabetes, often due to uncontrolled blood sugar levels. It typically affects the feet and legs but can affect any area of the body. Painful diabetic neuropathy is caused by a lack of nerve conduction velocity, which is the speed at which electrical signals travel through nerves. This decrease in impulse speed can lead to decreased sensation in the affected area.

What are the symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy?

  • Tingling, burning, or numbness in extremities
  • Over sensitive skin
  • Pins and needles in fingers or feet
  • Sharp stabbing pains
  • Muscle weakness
  • Balance problems

What is the Benefit of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Diabetic Neuropathy?

The recent approval from the FDA of spinal cord stimulation as a means of pain relief for painful diabetic neuropathy has been revolutionary for many patients who have experienced limited success with other treatments, such as medications and physical therapy. Spinal cord stimulation involves the insertion of electrodes near or directly onto the spinal cord. It sends electric pulses to specific nerve fibers to block pain signals from progressing to the brain. This treatment offers patients an alternative solution to managing their condition with fewer side effects than traditional drug therapies.

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How Does Spinal Cord Stimulation Work?

The Nevro Senza® Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) device is a cutting-edge medical device designed to help treat chronic pain. It delivers a precise, low-level electrical current to the spinal cord that blocks pain signals from reaching the brain. This “electrical neuromodulation” process is based on Nevro’s proprietary HF10™ technology, which uses 10 kHz stimulation to provide relief. The Senza® System is the only FDA-approved device specifically indicated for treating painful diabetic neuropathy.

Patients who use this device have reported a significant and sustained reduction in their levels of pain as well as improved quality of life. Results are consistent even after long-term usage, with patients experiencing improved pain levels and reporting enhanced overall quality of life after six months. Studies show that Senza® has left patients feeling more mobile and independent due to reduced usage of over-the-counter drugs and opioid medications.

How Can Dr. Thompson at The Pain Center in Boise Help Your Painful Diabetic Neuropathy?

Managing painful diabetic neuropathy is difficult. Dr. Sandra Thompson is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist with 28+ years of experience. If you're experiencing pain associated with Painful Diabetic Neuropathy, Dr. Thompson can help. The Pain Center in Boise is proud to offer Spinal Cord Stimulation to help those suffering from pain caused by nerve damage.

If you're ready to see how The Pain Center in Boise can help you, contact us today to learn more about how we can help manage your chronic pain

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