Painful diabetic neuropathy causes pain in the limbs. It is often managed by medicine that is inadequate for long-term relief.
More than 34 million Americans. have diabetes1, and it is estimated that 20-25% of them will develop Painful Diabetic Neuropathy, (PDN).2 This condition is associated with a wide range of symptoms, including pain in the limbs described as burning, freezing, stabbing, shooting, hypersensitivity or deep aching.3 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.
New Option Brings Hope for Pain Relief
Now, there is a new option that is bringing hope and pain relief to many people who suffer from this condition. 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 includes a Senza spinal cord stimulation system and support services for the treatment of chronic pain.
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 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.4
The Center for Spine and Orthopedics recently began offering HFX for PDN. “People with PDN know it to be a cruel addition to the chronic disease they must fight every day,” said Paul S. Leo, MD, an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at the Center for Spine and Orthopedics. “HFX for PDN offers a new FDA-approved option to alleviate this agonizing and persistent pain. There is no other therapy like this, and to offer it to people here is an absolute privilege. I believe this can make a real difference for my patients with PDN.”
In a recent study, 92% of patients reported high satisfaction with the therapy.5
For more information or an appointment with Dr. Leo to determine if HFX could relieve your pain, call the Center for Spine and Orthopedics at 303-287-2800.
1CDC 2020 National Diabetes Statistics
2Schmader KE et al. Clin J Pain. 2002;18(6):350-354
3Peltier A, et al. BMJ. 2014;348g1799.
4Petersen EA, et al. JAMA Neurol. Published online April 05, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2021.0538
5Petersen EA, et al. JAMA Neurol. Published online April 05, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2021.0538