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Roecker, BC., Hewawasam, RS., Skalski, RM. (2023) 'Chiropractic management of bilateral meralgia paresthetica: a case report', J Can Chiropr Assoc.2023 Aug;67(2):175-185.

J Can Chiropr Assoc.2023 Aug;67(2):175-185.

Chiropractic management of bilateral meralgia paresthetica: a case report

Christopher B Roecker, Sachien R Hewawasam, Matthew R Skalski


Objective: The purpose of this report is to describe the course of chiropractic care for an adult male experiencing persistent anterolateral thigh pain due to bilateral meralgia paresthetica. Clinical features: A 40-year-old male U.S. Veteran was referred to chiropractic care for a two-year history of bilateral anterolateral thigh pain and paresthesia that worsened with inguinal pressure and hip extension activities. Intervention and outcomes: A total of six chiropractic visits, including a combination of telehealth and in-person appointments, took place over a period of 10 weeks. Treatments included patient education, soft-tissue therapy, therapeutic exercise prescription, and spinal manipulation directed toward the lumbar spine. The patient's pain was reduced from a 6/10 rating to a 0/10, he was able to reengage in recreational activities without discomfort, and sustained improvement was reported. Summary: In this case, a trial of chiropractic care was associated with a resolution of the patient's bilateral meralgia paresthetica symptoms.

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