Here is My Question:
Diagnosed with Meralgia Paresthetica. Surgery to release bundled nerve was unsuccessful. Discomfort persists. Do I have MS?
Meralgia Paresthetica is caused by damage to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. This nerve supplies sensation to the lateral upper thigh down to just above the knee. This type of neuropathic pain (burning/sensitive to even light touch) is not caused by a central nervous system problem and is therefore not associated with MS. Meralgia paresthetica is common in people overweight, people with diabetes and after total hip replacement surgery using an anterior approach. There are many other causes but these are probably the top 3 currently.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
University of California San Diego
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