Diabetic Pain Relief Lasts With High Frequency Spinal Cord S
Pain relief from a spinal cord stimulation device for diabetic neuropathy was durable long-term, according to 18-month results from the SENZA-PDN trial. When added to conventional medication management, patients treated with 10-kHz of high frequency spinal cord stimulation using the implantable Senza System saw an average 73% reduction in pain. By month 18, 85% (121 of 142) of patients were considered "responders" to treatment and 54% were even considered "profound responders" -- defined as achieving 80% or greater pain relief.

Patients also experienced reductions in dysesthesias. This included patient-reported improvements in numbness, burning, tingling, and cold feeling in the feet. Though not measured at the 18-month follow-up, 63.4% of patients saw improvements in motor, sensory, or reflex functioning without a deterioration at month 12.

Beyond pain relief, treated patients also gained in quality of life: a 64% average reduction in pain interference, plus a 70% improvement in sleep quality.

Source: https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/aace/98744