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progression of small fiber neuropathy

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
Determine cause: if the neurologists have determined the cause of neuropathy, then treat the cause. Most of the time, not much can be done except treating the pain.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
See pain management: specialist to manage your condition. Studies of chronic pain caused by neuropathic mechanisms (eg, small fiber neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, dia ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Alpha Lipoic Acid: A natural supplement called Alpha Lipoic Acid is used to help the nerves damaged by neuropathy. One needs to take a therapeutic dose - 1200 mg daily. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
All depends on cause: Neuropathy is a catch all term meaning nerve+disease/death. Since our brain/body has so many built in mechanisms to prevent/compensate for disease, sy ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
45 years experience in Pain Management
Prognosis: Active pt, passive pt (heat, phonophoresis, iontophoresis), medicated creams, systemic (oral) medications, anesthetic blocks – in that order. Progres ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Ha!: Hi. If we knew what caused it, it wouldn't be IDIOPATHIC! If and when a cause is found, it will have a (probably mechanistic) name, and will no longe ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Metanx: Yes - its worth a try.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: The prevalence of neuropathy among patients with celiac disease is much higher than in healthy people. Sometimes, the neurological problems arise from ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience in Pain Management
Highly unlikely : Stress can worsen small fiber neuropathy but it is usually caused by damage to the neurons which occurs in physical trauma, auto immune disorders, can ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Small fiber neuropathy afflicts the small peripheral nerve fibers without a myelin coating. Things like motor or balance problems are not affected. Th ... Read More
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