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Would a lumbar sympathetic block provide relief from small fiber neuropathy pain of the leg?

Large fiber-beta. When sympathetic blockade stops the release of ne, nociceptor (pain) activation ceases. Management of sympathetically mediated pain may involve a series of sympathetic blocks leading to down- regulation of adrenoreceptors, thereby inducing long-term elimination of sympathetically mediated pain. Read more...

Would a lumbar sympathetic block help with small fiber neuropathy pain and burning of the lower extremities?

Neuropathy. I don't believe the block will help. I would however make sure you r/o reversible causes of neuropathy such as heavy metals (need to do provocative urine test), inflammation (c-rp 800), hypothyroidism (ft3>3.0). If not is found then i would take vitamin B12 1000 sl, vitamin b6 100 mg, krill oil, L-carnitine 1000 bid, vit d 5000 iu per day. Read more...