Small Fiber Neuropathy in Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia pain has been linked to nerve damage or neuropathy. In particular, fibromyalgia is associated with a type of neuropathy in the small nerve fiber of the skin. This theory has been around for many years and has been receiving wider support in the medical world now that researchers are working to find more evidence.

The research was first presented in 2010 during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, which was held in Toronto. It suggests that those who have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may have small fiber neuropathy. These are abnormalities within the small nerve fibers that are located close to the skin surface and are usually responsible for the temperature sensitivity and pain. As you know, temperature sensitivity and pain are two of the most common symptoms of CFS and fibromyalgia.

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