FDA-Approved Non-Drug Treatment
Apex Spine Institute is one of the first providers in the Tri-Cities to offer a non-drug therapy to treat painful diabetic neuropathy. This FDA-approved device offers a lasting, drug-free solution for people who are not finding relief with traditional treatments.
What is Nevro HFX?
Nevro HFX for painful diabetic neuropathy is a spinal cord stimulation device that delivers mild pulses at a high frequency directly to the spinal cord to quiet pain-causing nerves.
In a recent study, 92% of patients reported high satisfaction with the minimally invasive therapy.
Understanding Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
Diabetic neuropathy is the most common chronic complication of diabetes, a disease that impacts more than 34 million Americans. Chronically high blood sugar leads to numbness and sometimes pain in the feet, legs or hands, and can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life.
Painful diabetic neuropathy is associated with a wide range of symptoms including pain in the limbs described as:
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How Prevalent is Diabetic Neuropathy?
As the prevalence of diabetes continues to rise, so does the number of people with complications like diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is the most prevalent chronic complication of diabetes, affecting 50% to 90% of people with diabetes.
The prevalence of painful diabetic neuropathy is higher in people with type 2 diabetes and women.
The Best Treatment for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
Current treatment options for painful diabetic neuropathy include over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, physical therapy, and injections. For many people, these options are inadequate for long-term relief.
The HFX Solution involves a minimally invasive, safe, and effective procedure that calms painful nerve activity without the need for pain medication or additional invasive therapies.