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Upper thigh numbness x3 months. Coupled with lower back pain. Numbness getting worse. Was tingling now its more like feeling of having no thighs. Help?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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In brief: Low back pain

Back and thigh pain can originate from a variety of locations including the back, sacroiliac joints and hips.
Examination with a spine expert and imaging of the low back, pelvis and hips can help establish the diagnosis and develop a plan for treatment.

In brief: Low back pain

Back and thigh pain can originate from a variety of locations including the back, sacroiliac joints and hips.
Examination with a spine expert and imaging of the low back, pelvis and hips can help establish the diagnosis and develop a plan for treatment.
Dr. Adam Lewis
Dr. Adam Lewis
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In brief: Meralgia

You may have an issue with the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the thigh which causes a painful numbness called meralgia paresthetica, and your lower back pain is likely secondary.
But cannot fully exclude a disc issue in the lower back, so best that you work closely with your doctor and get diagnosis confirmed.

In brief: Meralgia

You may have an issue with the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the thigh which causes a painful numbness called meralgia paresthetica, and your lower back pain is likely secondary.
But cannot fully exclude a disc issue in the lower back, so best that you work closely with your doctor and get diagnosis confirmed.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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