Expert Meralgia Paresthetica Treatment in Manhattan, Provided by Matthew Spiegel, MD


Meralgia paresthetica or Bernhardt-Roth syndrome is a disorder that causes numbness, tingling, burning pain, and weakness in the outer thigh. The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) is a sensory nerve that originates from the lumbar plexus (a group of nerves in the lower back) and runs down the front of the thigh, providing sensation to the skin on the outside of the thigh and knee, including the front and top of the thigh. The most common cause of meralgia paresthetica is the compression of the nerve as it passes through a small opening in the inguinal ligament, but it can also be caused by other factors such as obesity, pregnancy, tight clothing, injury or surgery.

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