Does Spinal Cord Stimulation Help in Painful Diabetic Neuropathy?

Many patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes suffer from painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (PDPN). Patients with this complication experience irreversible peripheral nerve damage resulting in severe pain, which is difficult to manage. When medication is not enough to provide pain relief, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is sometimes used as a last-resort therapy. While the therapy has been in use for some time, no long-term studies of its effectiveness had been done. Now, a new study suggests SCS can offer long-term relief to many patients, although it may not help those whose pain is most severe. Read more 

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