Hello all. I am looking for some advice regarding an ongoing condition of mine. I posted yesterday regarding alarge disc bulge at the L2/L3 level with other back conditions over the year. This condition has been present for about 8 months. Over the past six months, I have met twice with my neuro to discuss surgery options. I explained my symptoms have always been extreme burning, tingling, and numbness in the outger thigh of my left leg. This pain has been locked in 24 hours a day.
My neuro never described my condition other than to discuss the L2/L3 disc protrusion. After further reading on the internet, I have discovered my conditon is called "Meralgia Paresthetica" which is caused by the compression of the femoral nerve not the sciatic nerve. I am experiencing every symptom of this condition
Has anyone experienced this condition? If so, how was it treated? Was surgery an option? Any information would be helpful. Thanks!