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Meralgia Paresthetica Treated with Acupuncture Plus Myofascial Release Technique: Case Report
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Acupuncture
  • Volume 33, Issue 2,  2016, pp.89-93
  • Publisher : Society for Meridian and Acupoint
  • DOI : 10.14406/acu.2016.009
 Title & Authors
Meralgia Paresthetica Treated with Acupuncture Plus Myofascial Release Technique: Case Report
Lee, Eun Ji; Kim, Shin Ae; Kwon, Min Gu; Kim, Sung Tae; Shin, Hyun Gwon; Cho, Hyun Jung; Yang, Tae Jun; Kim, Seon Wook; Jeong, Joo Yong; Chiang, Suo Yue;
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Objectives : The purpose of this case is to report the improvement after treatment about a patient with meralgia paresthetica. Methods : We treated the patient with acupucture therapy, cupping therapy, electroacupuncture therapy, percutaneous radiofrequency thermoablation and myofascial release technique by Turbo SASO from June 2015 to July 2015 by evaluating femoral function with VAS score. Results : After 5 times of treatment, this patient achieved excellent outcome following the technique, showing that clinical symptom as able to walked and pain was disappeared, VAS changed from 10 to 3 and the result of patrick test came out negative. Conclusions : The various symptoms appear in the Meralgia paresthetica such as numbness, paresthesia, and pain in the anterolateral thigh, which may result from either an entrapment neuropathy or a neuroma of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve(LFCN). Oriental medical treatment for meralgia paresthetica resulted in satisfactory results by diminishing the symptoms progressively during the five days of treatment. Differential diagnosis was based on careful physical examination. More research of meralgia paresthetica is needed.
Meralgia paresthetica;acupuncture;myofascial release technique;
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