Meralgia paresthetica is a painful mononeuropathy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN), presenting as unpleasant paresthesia, pain, and numbness in the anterolateral thigh.
First described by Bernhardt in 1878, the symptom complex initially comprised of pain, numbness, tingling, and paresthesia in the anterolateral thigh that was not associated with a surgical procedure. However, Roth was credited for using the term meralgia paresthetica, which was derived from the Greek words Bmeros and Balgos,, meaning thigh and pain. Hager was the first to associate meralgia paresthetica with compression of the LFCN.
At Pain Spa Dr Krishna is very experienced in performing interventional pain treatments. Dr Krishna always performs Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve blocks under ultrasound guidance for greater accuracy and improved safety. Dr Krishna has performed a number of LFCN ablations under ultrasound guidance with excellent results.