Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block
The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve provides sensation from the groin to the top of your thighs on each side. If the nerve is pinched or injured, it can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or painful stinging in the front or outer part of your thigh(s). You may also have tenderness in your groin.
Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve blocks are a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment for chronic pain. During this injection, a small amount of numbing medicine with or without steroid is injected around this nerve. These nerve blocks can help in the diagnosis of chronic hip or thigh pain. In addition, this pain management technique can also provide therapeutic relief by reducing pain signals originating from these nerves. If lasting benefit from the injection is acquired, the block may be repeated intermittently for therapeutic benefit. In some cases, one injection is all you will need.
Although uncommon, risks may include bleeding, infection, nerve damage, and allergic reaction to the medication.
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