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Persitent back pain
Have severe back pain associated with numbness in thighs. MRI revealed not more than a postural problem. Consulted orthopedics, neurosurgeon, homeopathy and tried Ayurveda as well. Little and slow progress. Any suggestions?
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Dr. Nataraj H M
Orthopedist 11 yrs exp Bangalore
It could be due to a condition called meralgia paresthetica.. Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in your outer thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh. Tight clothing, obesity or weight gain, and pregnancy are common causes of meralgia paresthetica. However, meralgia paresthetica can also be due to local trauma or a disease, such as diabetes. In most cases, meralgia paresthetica can be relieved with conservative measures, such as wearing looser clothing. In severe cases, treatment may include medications to relieve discomfort or, rarely, surgery. Regards, Dr NATARAJ H M MBBS, MS ortho MCH ortho(USAIM) Fellow Advanced surgeries of shoulder and knee(Italy) Fellow Arthroscopy and sports med(International society of AKOS) Fellow Joint replacement(ISHKS) ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON AND SPORTS MEDICINE SPECIALIST
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