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Can sensation of tightness in the upper thigh a referred pain from a pinched nerve in a person with scoliosis?

I have scoliosis. A very mild case that was diagnosed when I was 9. Since then I have been an accomplished athlete and dancer and have made my living as a personal trainer-Pilates instructor for 25 years. I have always been aware of a bit of QL issues on one side from the scoliosis. The last few years I have been aware of a new sensation of tightness in the upper thigh on the same side. is there a referred pain fro ma pinched nerve that could be occuring?
My core is strong and I'm flexible. There is not over use with athletics.

Wed, 29 Jan 2014
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Thank you for posting your query.

Yes, your symptoms are most likely due to a pinched nerve in the thigh region. The nerve most commonly affected is the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the thigh, and it commonly gets pinched under the inguinal ligament in the groin region.

Your mild scoliosis is probably not related to your current problem.

Please consult a neurologist for evaluation.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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