Diabetes impacts more than 34 million Americans. Diabetic neuropathy (also known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy or painful diabetic neuropathy) is the most common complication associated with diabetes, with an estimated 50% of diabetic patients experiencing neuropathy in some form. Many people with painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) experience symptoms such as numbness, burning, and stabbing pain in the hands and feet.
Patients who have not found pain relief with traditional treatments now have access to a brand-new therapy option to alleviate these symptoms.
HFX for painful diabetic neuropathy
Twin Cities Pain Clinic is proud to offer a newly approved drug-free treatment for people with PDN. HFX for PDN is a spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy developed by Nevro that utilizes their proprietary Senza SCS platform. A small implantable battery generates mild electric pulses at a high frequency. The pulses travel through thin leads directly to the spinal cord. The pulses “stimulate” the pain-causing nerves, which masks pain signals before they can reach the brain. As a result, significant and sometimes complete reduction in pain sensation can be achieved.
“People with PDN know it to be a cruel addition to the chronic disease they must fight every day,” said Dr. Andrew J. Will, founder and medical director of Twin Cities Pain Clinic. “HFX for PDN offers a new option to alleviate this agonizing and persistent sensation. There is no other therapy like this, and I believe it can make a real difference for our patients suffering from PDN.”
There are many forms of neurostimulation therapy. However, the HFX for PDN is the only spinal cord simulation (SCS) system with the specific indication for treating painful diabetic neuropathy.
In a recent study, the average amount of pain relief experienced by HFX patients was 76%. Additionally, 92% of patients reported high satisfaction with the minimally invasive therapy .
Painful diabetic neuropathy treatment at Twin Cities Pain Clinic
Twin Cities Pain Clinic is one of the foremost authorities on neurostimulation therapy in the country. Our four highly skilled physicians perform hundreds of procedures every year and partake in extensive research studies to advance stimulation technology. Our team is excited and privileged to add painful diabetic neuropathy to the growing list of chronic pain conditions we can treat with spinal cord stimulation.