Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

small fiber neuropathy prognosis

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Turknett
19 years experience in Neurology
Generally good: Most folks with small fiber neuropathy don't experience a lot of change in their symptoms over time, and it seldom progresses to involve other nerve f ... Read More
5
5 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
SFN: The prevalence of small fiber neuropathy is unknown. However, there are reported cases in the literature. Here is example: "Incidence and prevale ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Small fiber neuro: Small fiber neuropathy is a condition characterized by severe pain attacks that typically begin in the feet or hands. ... However, they have an increa ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Peripheral neuropath: Small fiber neuropathy is a peripheral neuropathy that occurs from damage to small unmyelinated nerve fibers present in skin, peripheral nerves, and o ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Neuropathy: Small fiber neuropathy/axonopathy refers to the small unmyelinated fibers that transmit mainly pain and temperature. Polyneuropathy refers to neuropat ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Metanx: Yes - its worth a try.
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
↑glucose most common: basis neuropathy; Google: "peripheral neuropathy etiology", yet many other associations exist, note word association; Why? Data about associ ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Maybe in part: We are increasingly learning that small fibre neuropathies are common, especially associated with diabetes, but also present even in some fibromyalgia ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Idiopathic: Idiopathic means we don't know.
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
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
1
1 thank
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Not a lot available: Google work of saperstein and levine, who have presented studies on small fibre nerve involvement in fibromyalgia. Also some info at mayo clinic and ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
DEFINITIONS: Peripheral neuropathy is generic term for abnormal nerves in limbs. Many of these involve large fibers which can cause weakness, numbness, imbalance. ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
This is rare conditi: Since it is a rare condition, you need to be guided by an expert neurologist. Otherwise you should consider a second opinion for confirmation of this ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Small fiber neuropathy can cause pain which is often described as a burning or prickly sensation.
1
1 thank
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lin Zhang
Dr. Lin Zhang answered
36 years experience in Neurology
Neuropathy: depending on the cause. most of them, the most common types, spread slowly or static.
1
1 thank
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonja Shanley
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Vitamins?: This may be a vitamin deficiency. Please have your doctor test for this and be sure to take a good multivitamin daily.
1
1 thank
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
3
3 thanks
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijay Karia
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
Small Fiber Neuro: Spinal cord stimulator has been shown to be effective in treating a number of chronic pain situations such as chronic pain, such as failed back surger ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Numbness, paresthesias (pins and needles) and/or weakness.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Miller
45 years experience in Anesthesiology
Bier: we used to do bier blocks with various drugs for neuropathy of different types. It's been shown not to be that effective long term. If the pain is sy ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Depends on cause: There are a number of possible causes for this - diabetes, obesity, alcoholism, and various other autoimmune conditions. Optimal relief depends on the ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience in Dermatology
You name it!: if you can think of it, its probably a cause of SFPN. Some high on the list are: Alcohol use, medications, diabetes and insulin resistance, vitamin de ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Depends on cause: Do you indeed possess biopsy proven small fibre neuropathy, and have blood and urine studies been completed to uncover causation? (gastroparesis and ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month