Lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh

What is Lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

The lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh (also called the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) is a cutaneous nerve that innervates the skin on the lateral part of the thigh.The lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh is a nerve of the lumbar plexus. It arises from the dorsal divisions of the second and third lumbar nerves.its compression may lead to Meralgia paresthetica or Bernhardt-Roth syndrome.

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I have had nerve pain and numbness on the outer and front of my left thigh for a long time now - over a year. It is becoming more severe over time....

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Possible irritation of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh at its root

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I had a radiofrequency done 7 weeks ago. I have severe degenerative disc disease in my lower back. I had the epidural shots and they were fine....

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Possible irritation of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh at its root

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hi what do you know about Lateral Cutaneous or pain in outer Thigh mostly in my right tigh?


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This is called meralgia parasthetica

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This condition is due to compression of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh...

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