Numbness in the thigh and weakness. Chiropractic topics

The quadriceps and hip flexors are powerful muscles in the front of the hip and thigh. They are controlled by the femoral nerve which originates from the first to fourth lumbar vertebrae.
Some conditions and injuries are able to cause weakness in the thigh and effect the femoral nerve. One such condition is diabetes. The nerve may also be effected by childbirth or injuries to the front of the hip. In such cases the quadriceps muscles become rapidly weaker and a person may have a hard time rising from a seated position or go up stairs.
Numbness in the front or side of the thigh is also known as meralgia paresthetica. In this condition the sensory nerves of the spine become entraped and the result is numbness in the thigh. Often with this type of condition the skin becomes sensitive to touch but strength and muscle tone is unaffected. Some causes of meralgia paresthetica include obesity and wearing a belt or truss for work purposes. Pregnancy may also cause the condition to occur.
Dr. Tom Etter is a Chiropractor and graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Etter’s Chiropractic practice focus is back pain, neck pain and sports injuries.

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