2. Causes: Nerve Compression

The exact origin and pathway of the LFCN through the pelvic region and into the thigh varies. In some cases, the nerve may be left vulnerable to compression and injury, making meralgia paresthetica more likely. Due to its role in relaying sensory information, irritation to the LFCN results in abnormal sensation and pain in the thigh.

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