Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for moderate to severe diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) pain
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Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) pain is a debilitating and progressive neurological disorder that significantly impacts quality of life and functional ability for patients with diabetes. Patients may be treated with medications, but they are often only partially eﬀective and can result in serious side eﬀects.1
SCS is a proven therapy for relief of many types of chronic pain. Complete this quick and easy assessment to help determine if SCS might be a solution for you.
more likely to experience significant pain relief2-4
of patients experienced treatment success after receiving SCS therapy for 1 year*5
Not everyone responds to SCS in the same way, and your experience may vary. Risks include infection, lead movement, pain at the implant site, and loss of therapy eﬀectiveness. Please discuss in detail with your doctor. Patients with diabetes may have an increased risk for surgical complications. Talk to your doctor about your ability to undergo surgery.
Depending on the state in which you live, traditional Medicare many not cover SCS for DPN. For other insurers, please check with them on coverage specific to your health plan.
With Medtronic, you can “test drive” SCS therapy and experience how it may improve your daily activities without requiring you to have a device implanted. Get information about trials, procedures, and benefits and risks.
If you answered “yes” to the majority of these questions, and your pain is a 5 or greater, SCS might be a solution to your DPN pain. Talk with a Medtronic therapy expert to learn more.
Success rates in a population of patients treated with SCS in two studies and followed for five years.
Sloan G, Alam, U, Selva rajah D, Tesfaye S. The Treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy. Current Diabetes Reviews. July 2021.
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 outcome 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.