Treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy
Are you noticing numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in your hands or feet? You should see Dr. Fussell. These are early symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.
Nerve Root Blocks
A selective nerve root block (SNRB) injection or just nerve block injection is used to both diagnose and treat an inflamed spinal nerve. A medication, typically, an anesthetic or anesthetic with steroid is administered near the spinal nerve as it exits the intervertebral foramen (bony opening between adjacent vertebrae). The medication reduces inflammation and numbs the pain transmitted by the nerve.
Ask for a consultation on your specific chronic pain case by contacting Interventional Pain Institute (IPI) at (229) 405-2470.
Spinal Cord Stimulators
Spinal cord stimulators consist of thin wires (the electrodes) and a small, pacemaker-like battery pack (the generator). The electrodes are placed between the spinal cord and the vertebrae (the epidural space), and the generator is placed under the skin, usually near the buttocks or abdomen. Spinal cord stimulators allow patients to send the electrical impulses using a remote control when they feel pain. Both the remote control and its antenna are outside the body.