Small Fiber Neuropathy Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatment
Small fiber neuropathy is really an interesting condition because it consists typically of just burning, numbness, pain of the feet, sometimes the hands later on without necessarily having any abnormalities on your EMG or nerve conduction study. So what I tell patients and actually residents or students who train under us is that a normal nerve conduction study does not exclude a neuropathy. And we will confirm this by doing additional testing, specifically the nervous the the examination at the bedside asking patients about their symptoms, for example, loss of sensation to cool or or hot temperatures, loss of pain sensation and also doing skin biopsies where we look at nerve densities in the skin both.
From the calf and the thigh as well as doing a special test that looks at sweat function both in your foot in in the legs as well as the feet to gauge the level of small fiber nerve damage. Small fiber neuropathy typically will progress unless the underlying cause is identified and reversed. Diabetes of course being the most common cause is always screened for. But once the more common causes are excluded and the focus becomes on excluding any underlying secondary disease process but also controlling pain because if patients’ symptoms of pain are generally controlled they tend to do pretty well and really have no other major functional deficits. I’ve really become interested over the years is how interconnected neurology.
And rheumatology are and one thing I often do on patients who have unexplained small fiber even autonomic neuropathy is have them see rheumatology or get evaluated for connective tissue disorders like lupus or Sjogren’s or sarcoid and sometimes even if we are not directly involved in treating the patients, this can be the first sign of an underlying connective tissue disorder that can then be brought to the attention of rheumatology and addressed from their standpoint.
Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Success
Today we are here with Amir, he came into our office Valentine Chiropractic originally by driving by and seeing our our previous ads in the newspaper regarding Laser and Decompression treatments. He came in with Plantar Fascitis and came to realize after being examined that he really had Peripheral Neuropathy. He went to Kaiser, tried to put him in a cast for 4 weeks and he started to lose strength in his legs, he was also on pain pills which were making him violently sick. He was looking for some other modality to help him, he felt there had to be something out there that could help. I happened to be driving by your building and i looked and saw that you talked about being Gluten Free and Peripheral Neuropathy,.
So I called and talked to your brother Leonard Valentine and had a good conversation and felt very comfortable that you guys could help me with my chronic plantar fascitis. The pain I had was not just in my heels it was the whole bottom of my foot hurt plus my heel and Kaiser was telling me it could come from your back so they did back xrays, nothing showed up on my back xrays, so then they said it was my weight. It turns out it wasn’t my weight it turns out I had another ailment, that needed to be treated and healed, so now since starting treatment which has been about 2 weeks and the whole bottom of my foot and my heel that I’m not feeling any pain in. So this is the first time in 2 years that.
You have gone 2 weeks without any pain at all? Correctthat’s is phenomenal and being off pain pills for a month, that has been the first time in 2 years. What would you say to those people all around the world who suffer with plantar fascitis or peripheral neuropathy? We work with people all around different states who suffer with this very same problem, we can help those people as long as they are willing to reach out. What would you say to the people else where suffering with Peripheral NeuropathyI would say this program works, I haven’t even been in this program 7 weeks, maybe 57 weeks this has got to be the program that is going to help people, I have found nothing else to help.
Meyour program is wonderful for treating and fixing people with Plantar Fascitis or Peripheral Neuropathy.