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    Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment at Pedes Orange County

    Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN) is a nerve disorder that causes chronic pain in the feet and legs in people with diabetes. It affects roughly half of all adults with diabetes and can significantly reduce quality of life. PDN is caused by high blood sugar levels that damage nerves over time. The symptoms of PDN include tingling, burning, and shooting pains, as well as numbness and weakness in the affected area. Traditional treatment options for PDN include medications such as pain relievers, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants. However, these treatments are often ineffective and can have unpleasant side effects.  

    Introducing Nevro HFX: A Non-Drug Treatment for PDN 

    Nevro HFX is an FDA-approved, non-drug treatment option that provides long-term relief from chronic pain caused by diabetic neuropathy. It is a small device, placed in a same day, outpatient procedure, that safely works inside your body to significantly reduce your pain and restore your quality of lifeNevro HFX has been used to treat over 100,000 patients with chronic pain and is backed by extensive clinical research. 

    How Does Nevro HFX Work? 

    Evidence shows that delivering mild electric pulses to the nerves interrupts pain signals to the brain, alleviating pain and improving quality of lifeSpinal cord stimulation, or SCS, is a well established approach to managing chronic pain used globally for over 30 yearsSCS involves a minimally invasive implant procedure that lets you go home the very same day

    The Benefits of Nevro HFX for PDN Patients

    Nevro HFX has been shown to provide significant, long-lasting relief from the symptoms of PDN. In clinical trials, more than 8 out of 10 patients reported substantial improvement in pain levels.1 Many patients also reported a reduction in numbness, tingling, and burning sensations. Nevro HFX has also been shown to improve sleep quality in PDN patients, and significantly improve overall quality of life. 1 .

    The Safety and Effectiveness of Nevro HFX 

    Nevro HFX is a safe and effective treatment option for PDN. Clinical studies have demonstrated that the device is both safe and effective, with few complications reported. The device is designed to provide long-lasting relief from the symptoms of PDN, and the benefits of treatment have been shown to last for years. 

    Is Nevro HFX Right for You? 

    Nevro HFX is a treatment option for people with PDN who have not found relief from traditional treatments. If you are experiencing chronic pain, numbness, or other symptoms associated with PDN, you may be a candidate for Nevro HFX. Your healthcare provider can help you determine if Nevro HFX is right for you based on your individual symptoms, medical history, and other factors. 

    With a temporary device that is worn externally, you can “test drive” HFX for 1 weekThe trial procedure takes about 1 hour, is very similar to an epidural injection, and doesn’t require any incisions. The temporary device is taped to your back and is easily covered under your clothes. You’ll go home the same dayIf you get at least 50% pain relief during your trial, then you’ll have the option to move forward with the implant. 

    The implantation of Nevro HFX is a quick, outpatient, minimally invasive procedure. The device is implanted under the skin in the lower back or buttocks using a small incision, and patients are typically able to return to their normal activities within a few days. The device is controlled using a handheld remote or mobile app that allows you to adjust the level of stimulation as needed. 

    Like all medical procedures, there are potential risks and side effects associated with the device implantation. These may include infection, bleeding, and device failure. However, the risks associated with the implantation of Nevro HFX are relatively low, and the benefits of treatment are typically considered to outweigh the risks. 

    The majority of patients who receive Nevro HFX experience significant relief from the symptoms of PDN within a few weeks of treatment. Your Nevro HFX care team will support you through the process to optimize your therapy and your HFX Coach will be there for long-term support whenever you need it.

    1. Petersen, E., et al. (2021). The durability of high-frequency 10-khz spinal cord stimulation for patients with painful diabetic neuropathy refractory to conventional treatments: 12-month results from a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care. 45(1), e3–e6.

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