Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, analyzed these symptoms more closely. That’s because researchers wanted to investigate why small fiber neuropathy has become more prevalent.The condition presents with different symptoms than large fiber neuropathy, which often causes weakness and stabilization issues.
However, many people suffer from both types of neuropathy. ADVERTISEMENT Usually, people who develop small fiber neuropathy have a pre-existing health condition like diabetes.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), up to 50% of people who have prediabetes or diabetes develop SFN.Additionally, the NIH found that mutations in the SCN9A and SCN10A genes can lead to SFN.