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Take a step forward in how you treat chronic diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Spinal cord stimulation for your patients with moderate to severe diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) pain

Help your patients control the debilitating pain in their feet and legs.

For patients who experience chronic pain due to DPN and have not been satisfied by the levels of relief provided by oral pain medication, injections, or other treatments for pain, SCS can provide a new approach for patients looking for solutions.

Potential benefits of SCS therapy

  • Patients with DPN are 17 times more likely to experience significant pain relief if treated with SCS compared to conventional treatment.1-3
  • 86% of patients experienced treatment success after receiving SCS therapy for one-year*4
  • Proven long-term therapy for managing chronic pain with the majority of patients experiencing meaningful pain relief through five years of treatment with SCS.4


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Understand the risks

Risks include infection, lead movement, pain at the implant site, and loss of therapy effectiveness. Not everyone responds to SCS in the same way, and your patients’ experiences may vary. Risk of infection and severity of complications may be greater in diabetic patients.

Consider a preoperative risk assessment to determine if patients are healthy enough for surgery.

Monitor patients' glucose levels.

For a better understanding of risk and safety details associated with SCS therapy, and to get information about trials, procedures, benefits and features of Medtronic devices, download our brochures for referring physicians and implanters.

DTM™ SCS therapy

Differential Target Multiplexed™ (DTM) SCS is a superior Spinal Cord Stimulation therapy delivered via the Inceptiv™ and Intellis™ SCS platforms to treat patients with chronic, intractable back and leg pain.

The DTM™ SCS 12-month RCT proved sustained superiority compared to conventional stimulation.5
DTM™ SCS 12-month RCT Data

* Descriptive comparison, including studies with similar design (RCT; randomization >100 subjects; comparing 2 SCS therapies; with at least 12-months follow up) and patient populations (inclusion/exclusion criteria; baseline demographics) with back pain responder rates reported. This is not based on a statistical analysis of outcomes between studies.



Success rates in a population of patients treated with SCS in two studies and followed for five years.


Medtronic. Medtronic Pain Therapy Clinical Summary M221494A016 Rev B. United States; 2022. 


de Vos CC, Meier K, Zaalberg PB, et al. Spinal cord stimulation in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy: A multicenter randomized clinical trial. Pain. 2014;155(11):2426–2431. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2014.08.031.


Slangen R, Schaper NC, Faber CG, et al. Spinal cord stimulation and pain relief in painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy: A prospective two-center randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(11):3016–3024. doi:10.2337/dc14-0684.


van Beek M, Geurts JW, Slangen R, et al. Severity of neuropathy is associated with long-term spinal cord stimulation outcomes in painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy: Five-year follow-up of a prospective two-center clinical trial. Diabetes Care. 2018;41(1):32–38. doi:10.2337/dc17-0983.


Fishman M, Cordner H, Justiz R, et al. 12-Month Results from multicenter, open-label, randomized controlled clinical trial comparing differential target multiplexed spinal cord stimulation and traditional spinal cord stimulation in subjects with chronic intractable back pain and leg pain. Pain Pract. 2021; 00: 1–12. doi: 10.1111/papr.13066.

See the device manual for detailed information regarding the instructions for use, the implant procedure, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events. [If using an MRI SureScan™ device, see the MRI SureScan™ technical manual before performing an MRI].

For further information, contact your local Medtronic representative.