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Harbor Springs, MI
A 49-year-old male asked:

I have a sore back i think sciatic nerve pinch. the front of me quad muscle is numb down to the knee are they related?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Possibly: There are several possible causes for numbness of the anterior thigh including a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Have it evaluated.
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Dr. Colin Sanner
Neurology 21 years experience
Meralgia paresthetic: Pain in the anterior & lateral (front & side) of the thigh is more often a pinched lateral cutaneous femoral nerve, rather than sciatic nerve. In any case, physical therapy can likely help both problems, but it's important to see your neurologist to get a diagnosis first. Good luck!
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Last updated Jan 30, 2018

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