Scrambler therapy for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain: A case report.

1.29 Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 May;98(20):e15695. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000015695. PMID:31096512

DOI:10.1097/MD.0000000000015695

Scrambler therapy for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain: A case report.

Lee YS1, Park MK, Park HS, Kim WJ.

1 Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, 1071 Anyangcheon-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Abstract
RATIONALE:

Neuropathy secondary to diabetes mellitus often does not respond well to conventional therapy. Scrambler therapy may be an alternative treatment for otherwise intractable neuropathy.

PATIENT CONCERNS:

A 45-year-old female complained of bilateral plantar foot pain. She had been treated for diabetes mellitus for 5 years. Oral analgesics did not resolve her pain. Even nerve block therapy did not adequately relieve her pain.

DIAGNOSES:

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

INTERVENTION:

Scrambler therapy.

OUTCOME:

Pain reduction; the treatment effect was based around the location of the scrambler patch.

LESSONS:

Scrambler therapy is effective for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Moreover, effective pain management can be achieved for patients who complain of general pain of the sole, including the toe, by attaching scrambler patches around the ankle.

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