When blood sugar levels in diabetes patients are elevated for too long, nerve damage can happen. This type of nerve damage is most commonly known as diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy typically affects the legs and feet, causing pain and numbness. While most symptoms of diabetic neuropathy are mild and may disappear once their blood sugar levels are controlled, for some people, symptoms can be long-lasting, painful, and even disabling.

Luckily, at Freedom Spine & Pain Center, our team is thrilled to offer the Nevro HFXTM Spinal Cord Stimulator treatment to help patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy find relief.

What is the Nevro HFX™ Spinal Cord Stimulator?

Nevro HFX is a spinal cord stimulation device that has been approved by the FDA to provide relief to patients who experience long-term pain. As a non-drug, the Nevro HFX is simply a small device that can be placed in one day to reduce pain and improve quality of life, making simple habits such as walking, reaching, and turning pain-free.

How Does the Nevro HFX Work?

When you suffer from diabetic neuropathy or any type of nerve pain, it is because your damaged nerves are overproducing and sending signals to your brain that you are hurt, uncomfortable, and in pain. The Nevro HFX treats all this pain at the source, acting as a pulse generator that delivers pain relief by blocking the pain signals before they reach your brain.

Clinically proven and covered by insurance, 9 out of 10 people experience long-lasting relief after getting treated with the Nevro HFX. Many report that their daily lives, quality of sleep, and overall ability to function and move without pain have increased significantly.

Why Choose Nevro HFX?

Because Nevro HFX is not a drug and does not involve major surgery, this treatment is a great option for patients who cannot commit to the side effects of taking a medication or the long recovery time of a surgical operation. Nevro HFX can also be used for a trial period, allowing patients to truly determine if their diabetic neuropathy symptoms improve or not with the treatment.

What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is most common due to nerve damage in the legs and feet. In these areas, symptoms can include:

  • Numbness in the limbs
  • Reduced ability to feel pain or temperature changes
  • Sharp pains
  • Cramping
  • Muscle weakness
  • Tingling or burning sensations
  • Extreme sensitivity, such as feeling pain to the touch of even light-weight items
  • Foot ulcers or infections
  • Bone and joint damage
  • Inability to walk without pain
  • Difficulty standing
  • Digestive issues
  • Problems involving the urinary tract
  • Cardiac autonomic neuropathy

Are There Any Side Effects with the Nevro HFX?

Because the Nevro HFX involves a minor surgery to be placed in the body, some common side effects from recovering from the surgery include swelling, pain, or tenderness in the area. Although more serious complications are rare, some risks may include loss of pain relief, allergies, and discomfort due to lead migration.

What Is the Recovery Time for the Nevro Spinal Cord Stimulator?

Recovery from your implant procedure for the Nevro HFX can take between six to eight weeks, depending on the way your body heals. Rest is important during this time. Once recovered, you will be able to experience long-lasting pain relief.

Schedule a Consultation for Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment

If you are interested in finding out more about diabetic neuropathy treatments or the Nevro HFX Spinal Cord Stimulator, click here or call (210) 920-8945 to schedule an appointment at a Freedom Spine & Pain Center location nearest you. Our highly experienced team of medical professionals is proud to help patients all across Texas find relief from diabetic neuropathy.