Meralgia Paresthetica

Posted by steeldove @steeldove, Oct 12 2:59pm

Has anyone else in the group been diagnosed with meralgia paresthetica? Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh. The condition is caused by compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, which supplies sensation to your upper leg.Jan 16, 2020

Hi @steeldove, I'm hoping @icornelu and @overwhelmed can share what they have learned as they both have mentioned Meralgia Paresthetica in other discussions.

@steeldove can you share what caused the compression of your lateral femoral cutaneous nerve?

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@johnbishop

Hi @steeldove, I'm hoping @icornelu and @overwhelmed can share what they have learned as they both have mentioned Meralgia Paresthetica in other discussions.

@steeldove can you share what caused the compression of your lateral femoral cutaneous nerve?

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@johnbishop My own guess as to the cause is the fact that because of spinal arthritis, scoliosis, and kyphosis I've lost 4 inches in height, resulting in a lot of compression.

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@steeldove

@johnbishop My own guess as to the cause is the fact that because of spinal arthritis, scoliosis, and kyphosis I've lost 4 inches in height, resulting in a lot of compression.

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@steeldove has Meralgia Paresthetica Surgery been mentioned as an option? https://neurosurgery.directory/2019/02/10/meralgia-paresthetica-surgery/

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@johnbishop No it hasn't. When I was at Mayo this past summer, Dr. Pingree in Pain Medicine ordered a nerve block injection of my lateral femoral cutaneous bilateral as I have meralgia paresthetica on both legs. It worked beautifully, but for only ten days. Next option we discussed is a peripheral nerve stimulator which I expect will happen when I go back to Mayo this month.

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