Are you a diabetic? Is the symptom on one side or is it on both sides? Do you have any back pain. Have ever been diagnosed with the Herpes virus. Sometimes, a space occupying lesion can cause paresthesia when it encroaches on the brain or spinal cord so a CT scan and/or MRI would be crucial in the diagnosis.
And finally, nerve compression syndromes, for example, Meralgia Paresthetica is a common cause of unilateral anterolateral thigh paresthesia due to the entrapment of the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous nerve. So this is the reason why the history and exam is crucial in answering this question in better detail.
Dr David Leonard
more damage may be caused.
Dr. Eric Miller
A chiropractor often sees patients presenting with sciatica. You could feel an electric-shock sensation that shoots down the leg, or your leg may endure a burning, tingling or numbing sensation. Recovering from sciatica can be a painful and prolonged process, so buckle up. In addition to getting treatment, there are many things at home you can do to help. Ice therapy is an option. Applying a cold pack to the painful area for 10 to 15 minutes can sometimes provide immediate relief. Taking Omega-3 supplements can help reduce inflammation. Please see your local chiropractor for all advice and treatment options.
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Yours in health,