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New Treatment Option for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

People with Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Can Now Receive The Only Spinal Cord Stimulator FDA-Approved for the Condition at Arkansas Spine and Pain.

Painful diabetic neuropathy causes pain in the limbs, often managed by medicine that is inadequate for long-term relief

9/7/2021 – Arkansas Spine and Pain has performed the first spinal cord stimulation (SCS) procedure(s) for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). The technology is a newly approved non-drug treatment for PDN, and is the only SCS system with a specific indication to treat the condition.

More than 34 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and it’s estimated that 20-25% of people with diabetes will develop PDN. The condition is associated with a wide range of symptoms including pain in the limbs described as burning, freezing, stabbing, shooting, hypersensitivity or deep aching. Traditional treatment options for PDN include over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, physical therapy and injections, but for many people, these options are inadequate for long-term relief.

HFX for PDN is the only spinal cord stimulation system approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with a specific indication for PDN. HFX is a comprehensive solution that includes a Senza spinal cord stimulation system and support services for the treatment of chronic pain. HFX for PDN means that a patient has been implanted with a Senza System and programmed to include a frequency of 10 kHz.

The Senza device is implanted during a quick and minimally invasive procedure, and then begins delivering mild pulses at a high frequency directly to the spinal cord to stop pain signals from reaching the brain. In a recent study, 92% of patients reported high satisfaction with the therapy.

“People with PDN know it to be a cruel addition to the chronic disease they must fight every day,” said Dr. Qureshi. “HFX for PDN offers a new option to alleviate this agonizing and persistent sensation. There is no other therapy like this, and to offer it to people here in Arkansas is an absolute privilege. I believe this can make a real difference for my patients with PDN.”

Arkansas Spine and Pain has also been recognized by AY’s Best of the Best award for being Arkansas’s #1 location for pain treatment services

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To schedule a visit contact us at 501-227-0184 or Fax us a referral at 501-227-0187.

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