What Treatment Plans Are Available for SFN?

The first step in treating peripheral neuropathy is to address any contributing causes such as infection, toxin exposure, medication-related toxicity, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, or compression that can lead to neuropathy.

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What causes peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy may be either inherited or acquired through disease processes or trauma. In manycases, however, a specific cause cannot be identified. Doctors usually refer to neuropathies with no known cause as idiopathic. 

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General Insurance Policies for ENFD Testing

Aetna, Blue Cross, United and other major insurance plans including Medicare considers measurement of intra-epidermal nerve fiber density (IENFD) by skin biopsy medically necessary for the diagnosis of small-fiber neuropathy. There are however certain criteria that must be met in order to obtain coverage in most circumstances:

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