Manhattan Experts with Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Blocks, performed by Matthew Spiegel, MD


Meralgia paresthetica is the condition of numbness, tingling, or burning pain, localized to the area of the front/outer thigh. The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) is located in the anterolateral (front/outer) aspect of the upper thigh and provides sensation to the skin in this region. Blocking the LFCN is typically done by injecting a local anesthetic and steroid. The local anesthetic is purposed at interrupting nerve fiber pain signal transmissions. The steroid is intentioned to decrease any inflammation coming from the entrapped sensory nerve. The nerve block is typically done under ultrasound guidance, takes minutes to perform, and is considered safe and low risk.

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