Ease Your Neuropathy Wlith the Push of a Button

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-07-17 04:47:26 -0500
Started 2014-07-15 06:36:07 -0500

After a night of severe cramps in my feet, shins, calves and even my thigh, this article sounded like a gift from above.

Very interesting method of stimulation to help deal with neuropathy without doctor visits. It is something you can use in your own home. http://diabeteshealth.com/read/2014/07/10/831...

SENSUS is an electronic device that you put on your body to help your nerves behave more the way they should. There are many advantages, but the one I like the best is that it's not another drug to take. I have not gotten treatment for my neuropathy because I didn't want an addictive drug added to my list.This sounds like a very interesting alternative, and while the cost up front is a little high, it's a durable good that can be used over and over.

Right now you have to have your doctor prescribe it, but next year, it will be available over the counter. That is very exciting. http://www.fiercemedicaldevices.com/story/ceo...

Have any of you guys used anything like this in the doctor's office or at home?

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105Haddon 2014-07-16 08:56:44 -0500 Report

my friend's boyfriend has neuropathy really bad. He can hardly get around. In the house he holds on to thyings or uses a walker-outside he uses a wheelchair. He refuses to see a dr as the nurse practiciner just prescribed him meds to mask the pain and the damage is done now. Do you think this machine will help him get around better?(he is so miserable, his quality of life is gone-no golf, tennis etc.) Thank you for any help or advice.

GabbyPA 2014-07-16 10:33:43 -0500 Report

It is available for prescription now. There is a fact sheet on it that he can download and take to the doctor as many are not familiar with it yet. That would be where I would start.

TopazDee 2014-07-15 16:25:26 -0500 Report

TENS machines as they are called here in the UK are great for a while mine was for spinal pain from a very bad RTC (many moons ago but it did leave me disabled) it worked fine for about 6 months then the benefits gradually wore away.
Fortunately neuropathy has not bothered me as yet but achy legs have been a bane for years have always put this down to my spinal damage, my right leg suffers worse it keeps going dead and letting me down if I stand to long or walk to far.
Stay safe my friends xxx

GabbyPA 2014-07-16 06:08:57 -0500 Report

When you say it left you disabled, do you mean the treatment did, or that the treatment didn't fix the issue?

TopazDee 2014-07-17 04:47:26 -0500 Report

Treatment couldn't repair my spine Gabby by the time the Orthopods looked into operating I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis so nothing to anchor spinal rods to.
Oh! well such is life.
Stay Safe xxx

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ottersonrem@gmail.com maerceci 2014-07-15 15:41:49 -0500 Report

sounds good they had me on Lyrica but it seem to have given me depression I would rather use something like this but will probley have to wait till they go on the market,thanks Gabby for the info !!!

105Haddon 2014-07-15 13:25:44 -0500 Report

sounds interesting-luckily I don't get the cramps that often.when my diabetes was so out of control I got them really bad-I practically crawled out of bed.It is something to look into if they get bad again!

GabbyPA 2014-07-16 06:08:18 -0500 Report

I don't know that it will help with cramps, or that cramps are part of my neuropathy. I just get them in my feet and they make my toes go all directions. Not fun.