Breakthrough treatment for painful diabetic polyneuropathy

Ever wonder if there is more to just Gabapentin and Lyrica to your painful diabetic neuropathy? Ever wonder if you can get sensation back in your feet? We now have a breakthrough treatment.

A new randomized controlled trial published in JAMA demonstrated that spinal cord stimulator reduces diabetic neuropathic pain by 76%. In addition to pain relief, neurological function, particularly sensation, was improved in 62% of the patients.

See the abbreviated result below from the article:

Spinal cord stimulator significantly improved neurological functions and limb pain. A: 62% of patients had improvement in neurological function. B: Pain was reduced by 76% by 6 months. CMM: conventional medical management. SCS: spinal cord stimulation. Adapted from Petersen et al. Effect of High-frequency (10-kHz) Spinal Cord Stimulation in Patients With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy. A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2021.

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