How To End Neuropathy Pain With BEST

What is Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is the condition of never damage that takes place in patients who are suffering from a diabetic condition. This typically takes place in the body because of high blood sugar levels that injure the nerves within the body. Most patients experience nerve damage in the legs and feet. 

The symptoms include common issues such as pain and numbness in the legs, feet, and hands or problems with the digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels, and heart. Some people have mild symptoms. But for others, diabetic neuropathy can be quite painful and disabling.

At BEST Health System, our team is dedicated to helping patients find meaningful relief from chronic pain, and issues like painful diabetic neuropathy are something we focus on for our patients.

How To End Neuropathy Pain 

Neuropathy pain can be treated in a variety of ways. Most patients start but looking into diabetic neuropathy self-care options that are viable treatments at home before they connect with doctors. This sometimes includes at-home treatments such as managing blood sugar levels by eating a healthy diet, performing frequent blood glucose testing, exercising, and frequently checking in with your doctor. 

If neuropathy symptoms contain, such as pain and issues within the feet, it’s important to contact your doctor and look for better care. Anticonvulsant and antidepressant drugs are often prescribed for patients, as well as NSAID drugs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin or Aleve that can be found over the counter. 

Doctors prescribe stronger pain medications but it’s important to ask about side effects no matter how uncommon the side effects may seem. 

Spinal Cord Stimulator Treatment For Neuropathy

Patients suffering from chronic pain can benefit from spinal cord stimulators, a modern medical solution. The spinal cord stimulator includes a lead, a charging port, and an implanted pulse generator. We recommend getting familiar with the device’s minimally invasive nature, ease of use, and stress-free nature before trying this treatment. 

The implanted pulse generator is a small device that is often described to look similar to a pacemaker. Through this part of the device, electrical impulses are generated that travel through the leads. These electrical impulses are carried to the epidural spaces by the leads. Finally, the device comes with a remote control that allows patients to manage and track their devices.

Patients who are looking for a non-opioid treatment for their painful diabetic neuropathy symptoms can learn more about how spinal cord stimulator treatment care works. 

Doctors that Care

BEST has multiple locations across the country such as Florida Illinois, and Ohio a range of board-certified doctors and specialists who focus on neuropathy and advanced care for chronic pain treatment. To learn about what location is close to you, visit our locations page.  

Ready to get started and end your neuropathy pain? Connect with BEST today to learn more about our treatment programs.