I have Ehlers Danlos-hypermobility and was diagnosed with Adhesive Arachnoiditis last year. I’ve had pain in my left thigh that sounds similar to meralgia paresthetica (a deep burning ache on the outside of my thigh that presented for several hours, without anything helping, but then went away on it’s own). It was not a muscle-type of ache/cramp (I am prone to cramps in my legs and feet) – this felt like nerve pain.
My question is, can Adhesive Arachnoiditis cause meralgia paresthetica?
Can Adhesive Arachnoiditis cause meralgia paresthetica? In general, no. Arachnoiditis can cause all sorts of symptoms but to be specific for only a unilateral lateral femoral cutaneous nerve with no other involvement is possible but so unlikely, you would have a better chance of winning the grand prize in the Lotto. Also, symptoms would not have disappeared without a trace.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.