New option for diabetic neuropathy: Spinal cord stimulation

09/2/2013 | Doctor Tipster (Romania)

Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have found that spinal cord stimulation can significantly reduce the pain levels of patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy, many of whom cannot get relief from common analgesics. Some patients reported leg-pain levels dropping from 8 to 2 when implanted with a stimulation electrode in the epidural space. The effect of the treatments appeared to last as long as six months.

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