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Finding Relief from Meralgia Paresthetica at West London Osteopathy & Naturopathic Acupuncture Clinic

Updated: Mar 24

Meralgia paresthetica, also known as Bernhardt-Roth syndrome, is a relatively common condition that can disrupt the lives of those it affects. It occurs when the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN), which traverses through the pelvis, groin, and thighs, becomes compressed. Though not life-threatening, the symptoms of Meralgia paresthetica can cause significant discomfort and challenges for patients. In this article, we'll explore this condition and share how it can be effectively treated at the West London Osteopathy & Naturopathic Acupuncture Clinic.

Understanding Meralgia Paresthetica:

Meralgia paresthetica is characterized by sensory symptoms like paraesthesia and a burning pain sensation. These symptoms predominantly affect the lateral or, less commonly, the anterior part of the thigh. Notably, there are no associated motor signs. The root cause of this condition often lies in the narrowing or compression of specific openings through which the LFCN passes. This compression can be triggered by factors such as swelling, trauma, or pressure.

Common Causes of Meralgia Paresthetica:

Several factors can contribute to the development of Meralgia paresthetica, including:

  1. Repetitive Leg Movements: Engaging in repetitive leg movements or activities can increase the risk of nerve compression.

  2. Hip Injuries: Recent injuries to the hip area can lead to pressure on the LFCN.

  3. Tight Clothing: Wearing excessively tight clothing that constricts the pelvic and thigh region may contribute to the condition.

  4. Weight Gain: An increase in body weight can put additional pressure on the nerve.

  5. Pregnancy: The physical changes associated with pregnancy, including weight gain and altered posture, can be a factor.

The West London Clinic Approach:

At the West London Osteopathy & Naturopathic Acupuncture Clinic, we understand the challenges that Meralgia paresthetica can pose to individuals. Our clinic specializes in using laser acupuncture, a highly effective and minimally invasive treatment option. Laser acupuncture has been shown to produce rapid improvements in Meralgia paresthetica symptoms and, in some cases, can even lead to a complete cure after just one or two sessions.

Why Choose Us:

  • Expertise: Our team comprises experienced professionals who are well-versed in holistic healthcare.

  • Comprehensive Care: We offer a range of holistic treatments to address various health concerns.

  • Personalized Approach: We tailor our treatments to the unique needs of each patient.

  • Proven Results: Laser acupuncture has been shown to provide relief for Meralgia paresthetica, and we are dedicated to helping our patients experience the benefits.

If you have any questions about Meralgia paresthetica or would like to explore treatment options, please don't hesitate to contact West London Osteopathy & Naturopathic Acupuncture Clinic. We have locations in Chiswick, Kensington, and Harley Street, and you can reach us at 08009949525 or via email at

Your journey to relief from Meralgia paresthetica begins with us, and we are committed to helping you regain your comfort and well-being.


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