Meralgia Paresthetica

Posted by steeldove @steeldove, Oct 12, 2020

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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Has anyone been successfully treated for meralgia paresthetica with a peripheral nerve stimulator? SCS trial did nothing for it, and because of my severe scoliosis, leads cannot be placed in my lower lumbar spine.

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@steeldove

Has anyone been successfully treated for meralgia paresthetica with a peripheral nerve stimulator? SCS trial did nothing for it, and because of my severe scoliosis, leads cannot be placed in my lower lumbar spine.

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@steeldove, You will notice that we moved your post into the original discussion you started with the same name. If you click the VIEW & REPLY button at the bottom of the email notification it will take you to the first discussion you created. I'm sorry no one else has responded yet. I did tag @icornelu and @overwhelmed again in case they missed the first email notification and can share their experience with Meralgia Paresthetica which they both have mentioned in other discussions.

Did your pain doctor have any new suggestions for treatment?

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After I had my first hip replacement I had a lot of of burning in my thigh which eventually went away unfortunately recently it has reoccurred I am waiting for a total hip replacement on the other side I'd also have have quite severe osteoarthritis in my spine it is help my lying down but unpredictably can happen when i move. Does anyone have any experience or advice

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@lotsofpain

After I had my first hip replacement I had a lot of of burning in my thigh which eventually went away unfortunately recently it has reoccurred I am waiting for a total hip replacement on the other side I'd also have have quite severe osteoarthritis in my spine it is help my lying down but unpredictably can happen when i move. Does anyone have any experience or advice

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Hi @lotsofpain, I moved your question about meralgia paresthetica to this existing discussion that @steeldove started.

Lotsofpain, have you been diagnosed with meralgia paresthetica or do you suspect you might have it and want to find out more?

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No I haven't been diagnosed I'm just going by the symptoms

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