Neuromodulation Treats Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy describes nerve damage that affects the extremities, most frequently the hands and feet. It can be caused by any number of conditions, including diabetes, autoimmune disease, infection, kidney or liver disease, and hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include numbness or tingling, weakness, sensitivity and pain. The pain associated with peripheral neuropathy is often described as:
Painful peripheral neuropathy makes many activities of daily living difficult, including:
- Perform household chores
- Participate in social and recreational activities
- Stand or sit for long periods
- Walk farther than short distances
Treating Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
Treatment for peripheral neuropathy depends on its cause. Most neuropathies are treated with some type of medication. In addition to prescription medications aimed at treating neuropathy, your doctor also may recommend pain relievers, anti-seizure medication, or antidepressants.
Medications don’t work long-term for everyone though. And many patients don’t like the side effects of the medications. If these situations, a procedure called neuromodulation may be the answer.
Neuromodulation in South Denver
Neuromodulation is a minimally invasive procedure that’s only offered in South Denver at NeurosurgeryOne. It uses electricity to interrupt pain signals on their way to the brain. The electricity is delivered through a device that’s implanted near the spinal column.
With neuromodulation, you can expect your peripheral neuropathy pain to be rapidly reduced by 50 to 75 percent.
Read more about how neuromodulation works.
Is Neuromodulation Right for You?
If you experience pain due to peripheral neuropathy and you haven’t found relief with medication or you want a drug-free alternative, neuromodulation could be the solution.
- Do your feet hurt at night? Are sheets irritating?
- Do you feel like you are walking on nails or marbles?
- Do you feel like ants are stinging your feet?
If you answered yes to any of these questions and medication isn’t helping relieve your discomfort, you may be a candidate for neuromodulation. Call NeurosurgeryOne at 720.638.7500 or submit the form on this page to schedule an appointment.