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Doctor insights on: Anterior Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment

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What is abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome?

What is abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome?

Pinched nerve: I think you are referring to the lateral cutaneous femoral nerve syndrome. This is a situation where a nerve branch gets entrapped and can lead to numbness and sometimes pain in the anterior thigh.

Cutaneous (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are ...Read more


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Symptoms and causes for entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

Symptoms and causes for entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

Meralgia: Impingement of the lateral cutaneous nerve is termed meralgia paresthetica; it involves numbness and/or burning pain down the distribution of the nerve. It is caused by, usually, an overweight individual's soft tissue compressing down on the nerve when sitting down, causing injury.

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What does "entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh" mean? What conditions go along with that?

What does "entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh" mean? What conditions go along with that?

Pressure on nerve: This means that the nerve that carries sensation from the outer part of the thigh gets entrapped or pinched in the thigh or pelvis. Usually this happens as it passes down from the abdomen to the thigh underneath a ligament. This is mostly seen in diabetics, people who experience rapid weight gain, pregnancy, obesity, tight clothes/belts. It is generally gets better once the cause is removed.

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Could an injury to the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve due to surgery heal?

Could an injury to the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve due to surgery heal?

Takes Time: Will take a long time to heal. Nerves are one of the slowest tissues in your body to return back to normal. Many times it can be month, if not years if they do heal.

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How often does femoral cutaneous nerve compression get worse rather than better?

How often does femoral cutaneous nerve compression get worse rather than better?

Meralgia: Meralgia paresthetica, which is the medical term, typically improves either on its own or with non-surgical treatments. It can, however, recur often. Non-surgical treatment involves alleviating inciting factors (tight clothes, etc.), weight loss, and nsaid's. Surgery can be an option for refractory cases.

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Can a hernia affect the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve?

Can a hernia affect the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve?

Hernias can do a lot: The "posterior cutaneous nerve" I think is AKA posterior division of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN). LFCN problems mess up feeling in the front, outside of the thigh. Symptoms usu. Happen with seat belt inj., bone grafts and diabetes. There are many weird hernias in the pelvis so it seems possible to compromise the LFCN but in 30 yrs of reading CT and MRI, I've not seen it.

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How to relieve ritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve\u0026#41; or central -- disc irritation of a nerve at the spinal cord at home?

How to relieve ritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve\u0026#41; or central -- disc irritation of a nerve at the spinal cord at home?

Please clarify: I'm sorry, it is not clear from your question whether you have meralgia paresthetica from irritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve or some kind of radiculopathy i.e. Nerve root irritation. Furthermore, what is the cause of this "irritation"? It's a basic principle of medicine that ailments are treated by addressing the cause.

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Post op care of decompression surgery of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I have this surgery wednesday, can you tell me the post op care please?

Post op care of decompression surgery of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I have this surgery wednesday, can you tell me the post op care please?

Call your surgeon: Call your surgeon today if you have a question. Even if its not during normal work hours, someone will be covering. In general, wounds should be kept dry until they are not oozing fluid, then it is ok to shower - usually 24-48 hours. Activity as tolerated. Obviously it depends on the incision location regarding any special instructions. Hope this helps.

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Have you heard of pudendal nerve entrapment?

Yes: Not many physicians in the country treat this condition. In NJ we have a nice consortium. Here are some resources: www. Pelvicpain. Org http://www. Oswego. Edu http://www. Advancedreconstruction. Com

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What causes nerve entrapment in the spine/neck?

What causes nerve entrapment in the spine/neck?

Pinched nerve: The two most common causes of nerve entrapment in the neck are a herniated disc or bony spurs called osteophytes, the last most common occurs later in life, 6th and 7th decades.

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What is the treatment for median nerve entrapment?

Depends on severity!: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with splinting at night, streroid injections, and outpatient surgery. My bias is to get an injection first. I would get nerve conduction studies prior to surgery. Also, the median nerve can be trapped higher up: this is called pronator teres syndrome, and is above the wrist and immeidately below the elbow. Check it out on wikipedia.

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Does nerve entrapment cause e.D? If so is the damage to nerve permanent?

Possible: If nerves are entrapped due to caudal equina syndrome in your lower back, you could have ed, but also, would have leg weakness and numbness, and urinary and bowel problems. Peripheral nerve issues can cause the problem, like diabetes, but this is not a nerve compression. Suggest you visit a good urologist and get evaluation.

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What are the symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment?

What are the symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment?

Funny bone?!: It's not so funny when you hit the "funny bone" on your elbow. You feel pain and tingling along the side of your arm which shoots into your ring finger and pinky. This can be triggered by bending your elbow for a long time when you're talking on the phone or laying on your side.

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Can Hemorrohoids cause Pudendal Nerve entrapment?

Can Hemorrohoids cause Pudendal Nerve entrapment?

Not likely: There are several anatomical planes between the two structures.

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Which type of surgery for genitofemoral nerve entrapment?

You: Can try a diagnostic nerve block first to assure that that is the problem. Then a therapeutic steroid injection is worth a try before any surgical intervention if the diagnosis is made.

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What is the definition or description of: median nerve entrapment?

Carpal tunnel: Most commonly this refers to carpal tunnel syndrome where the median nerve is impinged upon in the wrist/lower hand area by the overlying fibrous band pressing it down onto the carpal bones.

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What is any personal experience with nerve entrapment syndrome like?

Personal: Everyone's response to pain is very individual. I have very stoic pts & very sensitive ones. The real question is what can be done to get rid of the nerve entrapment? A good history & phys. Incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers. Care may include surgery or meds (standard treatments), manipulation, or a newer, highly effective but little known treatment called Neuroprolotherapy.

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Appears I have had ulnar nerve entrapment continually for the past 7 mos. What to do?

Appears I have had ulnar nerve entrapment continually for the past 7 mos. What to do?

A simple surgery: Presuming the problem is at the elbow, there is a quick operation which moves the ulnar nerve and relieves the pressure on it. If this has been long-standing, the recovery will take a while. Consult a plastic surgeon with hand experience or an orthopedic surgeon.

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What are the symptoms of pudendal nerve entrapment and what specialist is best to see for this problem?

What are the symptoms of pudendal nerve entrapment and what specialist is best to see for this problem?

Burning/Pain: Not many physicians in the US specialize in this. Here are some resources http://www. Surgicalhospital. Com/services/procedures/pudendal_nerve_release. Shtml www. Pelvicpain. Org http://www. Oswego. Edu/~msheppar/isc325/spuninfo/physician. Html www. Pudendalhope. Inf0

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more