Invasive neuromodulation reduces diabetic neuropathy pain: study

But medical approaches to pain relief should be tried first, expert says

Tonic spinal cord stimulation (t-SCS) can help relieve pain from diabetic neuropathy, and some newer neuromodulation therapies also have potential, a systematic review and meta-analysis suggest.

man holding a painful foot

UK researchers examined data from 15 previously published studies that looked at pain outcomes for people with diabetic neuropathy who received different types of invasive neuromodulation.

For the meta-analysis, the Oxford University researchers converted pain scores in the smaller studies to a