I have neuropathy, but from Chemo. Not as bad as yours I am sure. I am unable to take Lyrica etc as while they help with the pain, they left me very confused. A fellow teacher, at that time, said it did that to her mother.
I have had to turn to alternate meds. A TENS unit can help…did that a number of years. Placements of pads was on my lumbar. Did not use at night. My present means of relief is from essential oils. It has been gradual.
Originally I could only wear Crocs…their widest and 2 sizes too big. I could not wear socks at all. I started using this combination of oils and now not only can I wear socks, but a decent clog type shoe.
Helichrysum _12 drops
Black pepper_12 drops
Clove bud_2 drops
Put these in a dark colored 2oz bottle, fill the rest with a carrier oil. The bottle needs a roller ball top. Apply twice a day, add a few prayers! I was not a believer, but now I am.