Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block
Painful mononeuropathy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) was 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 interventional treatments. Dr Krishna always performs lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block under ultrasound guidance for greater accuracy and improved safety. Ultrasound gives the added advantage of visualizing the surrounding tendons and muscles, which can be contributory to pain. Dr. Krishna is also adept at performing lateral femoral cutaneous nerve ablation under ultrasound guidance.