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tingling in front of thigh

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
I've had surgery on my L5-S1 disc twice now, but recently, along with the usual sciatica behind my right leg, tingling in my right thigh has begun. I've had an MRI and a ct/myelogram and nothing major shows up. However, clumping of nerves showed up between L2 and L4. Does anyone know if these are the levels that cause the pain/tingling in the front thigh? I've never dealt with this before. It seems to be gradually getting worse recently.



  • After I had my microdiscectomy and the scar tissue formed on the nerves, I started having pain, aching, and itching outside the usual L4-L5 areas that had been my source of problems before the surgery. My pain management doc said that happens sometimes.
  • Look for the DERMATOME charts. But keep in mind these charts are only a generalization and we don't all have nerve pain that follows the charts exactly. But they do provide a road map so the doctor knows where to begin looking for the cause of pain.

    Pain on the topside of the thigh is often radiating from the L3 nerve root.
  • Thank you for the info. I will look online for some more charts.

  • just to add to Zach comment regards singulair, I had had experience of this.
    For an anti-inflammtory response you should see some improvement within 4-6 weeks. Any doctor who is aware of the properties of the medicine will understand this and will be able to understand the logic. It is a drug that is used from babies 6 months old and not expensive. Ask your doc for your won trail, you will soon know in 4-6 weeks if it helps.
  • Hi csp,
    I had a fusion at L2-3 in November. The front of my thigh is most definately the area effected by the L2-L3 nerves. I have neuritis from surgery right now so the nerve is pretty spastic right now, some burning, the muscles in my thigh are jumpy and it is very hypersensitive. I do have some pain when the muscles spasm bad, but so far that is not very painful. I am hoping this is temporary but who knows. I am just glad the *horrible pain* I had before surgery is gone.
    Here is a link to a dermatome map.

    Take Care,


    Fused L2-3 to S1 and at C5-6. I have a central herniation @ T11-12 and multiple bulging discs in my thoracic. I also have fibromyalgia and suspected arachnoiditis, awaiting my results of a recent MRI.

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    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • I had a cosmetic radio frequency (monopollar) done to my thighs and was over treated on what I now understand to be the highest setting on the device although I am a very small person. I developed cosmetic irregularities on the skin and divots from uneven fat burning. I am far more worried about the medical concerns resulting rather than the cosmetic. I am 7 month out procedure and doctor has is giving me fat graphs to correct irregularities but I now have constant tingling in my thighs whenever I sit or lay still. I am wondering if my nerves have been damaged and what I should do. I am scared as this does not seem right.
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