The Vault

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes is an extremely common condition that can affect the nerves over time. Patients will often complain of burning pain in a “stocking glove” pattern over the feet and lower legs or hands. They may also notice skin changes and discoloration as the condition progresses. Initial treatment focuses on glucose control and medications. Sometimes the condition is too advanced, and a more advanced treatment with a spinal cord stimulator may be needed for long-term pain control.