This severe chronic pain condition, called diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), has been reported by patients at a rate that is actually double the estimate from healthcare providers across the country, according to a new survey conducted by the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA).
Despite its prevalence, the survey of 500 physicians and nurses, and over one thousand people with DPN found major misconceptions and a significant lack of patient awareness about the disease. When they do diagnose the condition, doctors often resort to writing a prescription for a painkillers, which can be prohibitively expensive, come with dangerous side effects, or become ineffective over time.
- Stabbing pain in the hands or feet
- Tingling or burning
- Extreme sensitivity to pain and temperature
- Shooting pain
- Loss of balance
Most troubling is the fact many sufferers don’t know to ask about drug-free ways to treat this pain with their healthcare providers. Sadly, 77% of patients says DPN interferes with their ability to complete and enjoy normal day-to-day activities.
What Causes Diabetic Neuropathy?
The cause of this pain is the result of uncontrolled sugar levels that, over time, damages the nerves, most commonly affecting the toes, feet and hands.
Successful treatment for diabetic nerve pain can be challenging and the condition is often drug-resistant as well.
Calmare Scrambler Therapy Can Overcome Nerve Pain
That’s where Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment can help. This drug-free, pain-free therapy is available at Rutherford Allied Medical Group in northern New Jersey, the one and only pain treatment facility that has advanced expertise in helping NJ patients with diabetes-related pain.
Living with diabetes is challenging enough—you should not have to live with debilitating pain or side effects from prescription painkillers just to get through the day.
Dr. Michael Cooney is the clinical director of Calmare Therapy NJ and would be happy to talk with you about your medical history in more detail.
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