Peripheral Neuropathy is weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in the hands and feet.
A common cause of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes, but it can also result from injuries, infections, and exposure to toxins.
Treatments include antidepressants like amitriptyline, pain medications like oxycodone, anti-seizure medications, and pain-relieving creams but they produce a diversity of side effects and are occasionally ineffective.
TMS can effectively reduce pain caused by chronic neuropathy in both insulin- and non-insulin-dependent diabetics. Patients receiving this treatment also stand to benefit from improvements in nerve conduction.
TMS has been cleared by the FDA in the treatment of drug-resistant depression, it may also be used off-label for other Neurological and Psychiatric disorders like Peripheral Neuropathy etc.