SCS shows sustained benefits in treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy

New clinical trial data suggest that 10 kHz spinal cord stimulation (SCS), added to conventional medical management, can lead to sustained pain relief in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN).

PDN is present in as many as 20-26% of people with diabetes, according to estimates from previous studies, yet current pharmacotherapy is often not effective, said Prof. Erika Petersen, Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in Little Rock, USA.