Find out if you’re a candidate.
Redefine Healthcare now offers Nevro HFX, an FDA-approved nondrug treatment for painful diabetic neuropathy. HFX spinal cord stimulation has been proven to safely treat chronic pain for over 7 years in over 100,000 patients by delivering mild electrical pulses to the nerves, interrupting the transmission of pain signals to the brain, thus reducing pain.
HFX is the most effective treatment for shooting, burning, pins and needles pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, providing ongoing relief where conventional treatments fall short and without the associated side effects. HFX isn’t addictive and doesn’t cloud your thoughts or cause drowsiness or constipation like pain medications.
patients have substantial, lasting pain relief¹
average pain relief¹
of patients were highly satisfied with the treatment process²
1 Petersen, E, et. al. Durability of High-Frequency 10 kHz Spinal Cord Stimulation for Patients With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Refractory to Conventional Treatments. Diabetes Care, November 2021.Most effective treatment for refractory.
Source: . Petersen E. et al. Effect of high frequency (10-kHz) spinal cord stimulation in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Neurology Apr 2021
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The effects of diabetic neuropathy can significantly impact your quality of life, and if not addressed promptly, may result in complications like ulcers, infections, and in severe cases, the need for amputation. Early diagnosis and intervention offers the best chance for controlling symptoms and preventing these more severe problems.
Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage from diabetes. It happens most often in the legs and feet, but can affect organs in your body as well.
Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can include numbness or pain in the hands, feet, or legs. You may also experience problems with your digestive tract, heart, vision, and erectile dysfunction.
Diabetic neuropathy can impair your ability to feel the symptoms of low blood sugar, like feeling dizzy or shaky. This means you may have low blood sugar and not even know it.
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Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can include numbness, tingling, and/or pain in the hands, feet, or legs. You may also experience problems with your digestive tract, heart, vision, and erectile dysfunction.
Diabetic neuropathy has no known cure. The goals of treatment are to relieve pain, manage complications, restore function, and slow the disease’s progression.
If you are experiencing symptoms of diabetic neuropathy, we will often conduct nerve testing and/or imaging studies, such as an electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction study, or MRI. This allows us to rule out other potential causes and provide a proper diagnosis.
Prescription medication for diabetic neuropathy may include anti-seizure medication, antidepressants, pain-relieving medication such as acetaminophen, or topical agents. However, medication is often inefficient in relieving symptoms, or patients discontinue use due to side effects.
There are several steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing diabetic neuropathy. Keeping your blood pressure under control, maintaining a healthy diet, being active every day, and not smoking can all help you feel better overall.
You may be a candidate for HFX if you haven’t relief with other treatment options like pain medication, surgery, or other modalities, if you have nerve-related chronic pain, and you are experiencing pain in your back, trunk, legs, and/or arms.
If your doctor decides that you’re a candidate for HFX, you can try the device in a temporary one-week trial. The trial system delivers the same therapy as the implanted device.
During the trial, thin, flexible wires called leads are placed beneath the skin, next to the spine. You will wear a temporary device under your clothes that stimulates the leads. If you are moving forward with the implant, those same wires will be placed near the spine, just like those used in the trial, while a small device is implanted under the skin as well, just above the beltline or in the buttocks area. The only difference between the trial and implant procedure is the location of the device that sends stimulation to the leads. The implant procedure is typically an outpatient procedure, and you will likely go home the same day.
The recovery period is about 4-8 weeks. During this time, you should limit physical activity and avoid lifting items that weigh more than 5 pounds, along with twisting, bending, climbing, stretching, and any movement that involves reaching over your head. Following this recovery period and with your doctor’s approval, you are often able to return to the activities you love.
Unlike other spinal cord stimulators, HFX does not create a tingling sensation, known as paresthesia. You will be involved every step of the way, providing feedback to your doctor, and making sure HFX is programmed to your needs.
Yes, HFX is covered by all major commercial health plans and Medicare. Specific coverage language and indications may vary by plan type. Please call Redefine Healthcare’s office to confirm your specific plan at (732) 979-2003.
Spinal cord stimulation is covered under the medical benefit of your health insurance plan. Specific coverage language and indications may vary by plan type, and prior authorization of the SCS trial and implant procedure is typically required. Please call Redefine Healthcare’s office to confirm your specific plan at (732) 979-2003.
Redefine Healthcare offers Nevro HFX at several locations in New Jersey.