More than 37 million people in the United States have diabetes, and another 96 million are considered prediabetic. Now, consider that nearly 50% of people with diabetes develop diabetic peripheral neuropathy at some point during their lifetimes. What these numbers tell us is that millions of people are struggling with nerve pain, and they’re looking for solutions.
The team here at Spinal Diagnostics understands the need for treatment options for diabetic peripheral neuropathy, especially those that don’t entail taking potentially addictive medications.
To that end, we offer an innovative approach to relieving nerve pain due to diabetic peripheral neuropathy — neuromodulation.
When you have diabetes, the unregulated glucose levels in your blood can lead to significant nerve damage, affecting your lower and upper extremities. This nerve damage is often progressive and irreversible and can lead to a lot of discomfort as damaged nerves become overactive in relaying pain messaging to your brain.
Traditionally, relief for the discomfort that diabetic peripheral neuropathy causes was typically pharmacological. Anti-seizure medications, opioid-based drugs, and antidepressants have played no small roles in helping diabetics who suffer from painful peripheral neuropathy.
While this pharmacological approach is still very much in use, there is another way to reduce symptoms — neuromodulation.