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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


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What is femoral neuropathy, I've been diagnosed with sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet, and nerve pain throughout my body. Have severe pan in my left upper thigh,nothing helps the pain.

What is femoral neuropathy, I've been diagnosed with sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet, and nerve pain throughout my body. Have severe pan in my left upper thigh,nothing helps the pain.

Spine vs Neuropathy: The cause of your pain may be a pinched nerve in the spine or around the thigh, especially if just on one side. It may also be neuropathy not due to compression (pinching), which usually is symmetric on both sides. A good neurologic exam by your doctor may be able to differentiate the source better. ...Read more

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Nerve pain in the right side of both thighs?

Nerve pain in the right side of both thighs?

Outside of thighs: Burning or shooting or stabbing pain, particularly with numbness or dullness of touch sensation, on the outside portion of the thigh is due to a problem with the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This is not a medically serious problem, but can indicate other problems such as diabetes, obesity, tight waistband/belt, etc. The medical name is meralgia paresthetica. Treatment is symptomatic. ...Read more

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What are ways to help severe nerve pain down back of right thigh?

What are ways to help severe nerve pain down back of right thigh?

Physical therapy: It sounds like you are having radiating pain down the back of the right thigh. This may be the result of a "pinched nerve" or radiculopathy. The general measures used first are conservative treatments like mild pain medications, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, physical therapy. If it does not improve, your doctor may order an MRI scan to evaluate for possible herniated disc as the cause. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help severe nerve pain down back of right thigh?

What are some ways to help severe nerve pain down back of right thigh?

Depends on the cause: There are many potential causes.The sciatic nerve or one of it's branches can be 'pinched' by a herniated disc, stuck vertebra, or piriformis muscle spasm, or even hamstring spasm. Many other causes such as referred pain from SI ligament injury, too.A good history & physical, incl osteopathic hands-on exam may find/fix it. If nerve is inflamed, neuroprolotherapy may help. ...Read more

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Could prickly inner thigh sensations/pain be caused by driving a lot ? Nerve pain etc ? Feels like a fiberglass on skin feeling.

Move around: You should get out of your car and walk around to get your blood circulating, this sensation can be caused from driving and sitting down for a long period of time. ...Read more

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What is a nerve pain down front of my thigh?

Nerve Entrapment: There are several possible causes for nerve pain in the front of the thigh. L2 and L3 lumbar disc herniation is a common cause. Other causes include femoral neuropathy, meralgia paresthetica, and obturator nerve entrapment. A good exam by your doctor to evaluate for weakness and loss of sensation is recommended. ...Read more

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What could be causing a nerve pain in my thigh?

What could be causing a nerve pain in my thigh?

Various: Diagnosis of thigh pain in a fortyish female depends upon whether the pain is in front or back of thigh. In the front, meralgia parasthetica is of concern. On the back of thigh sciatica is suggested. When doctors guess as to the vagaries of mother nature they need info as to "what, where, and when". Then we have improved chance to discern the "why". ...Read more

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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more