Curing Meralgia Paresthetica
This site is devoted to the treatment and cure of meralgia paresthetica, and to the book, Curing Meralgia Paresthetica, downloadable at
- Amazon by clicking on this link.
- Barnes & Noble by clicking on this link.
- iTunes by clicking on this link.
Here’s what the chapters cover:
Emergency Treatment of Meralgia. If you’ve got a fresh case of Meralgia and your outer thigh, hip, lower back/knee are burning or hurting, this chapter tells you exactly what to do. Immediately.
- Diagnosing Meralgia Paresthetica. How can you know if you’ve really got Meralgia, and not something else? This chapter gives you more information than you need to be confident about your diagnosis. It gives it both from the patient’s point of view and fully lays out the doctor’s point of view. Incidentally, some doctors are unfamiliar with Meralgia, so a little self-diagnosis is a good idea.
- Natural Treatments for Meralgia Paresthetica. I’m a big believer in avoiding pharmaceutical drugs but, as you’ll see in the book, sometimes when you’re in pain you just have to knock it out before you can think straight. Once you’re thinking straight, consider using as many natural treatments as possible. Fewer side-effects and after-effects and, usually, cheaper (like Epsom salts and ice). This chapter lays out your possibilities and suggestions for each natural remedy.
- Drugs for Meralgia. There are drugs – mostly anti-inflammatories and painkillers – that greatly relieve Meralgia symptoms and are generic and cheap. Their side-effects are modest and they even have some bonuses, like euphoria. And heaven knows, Meralgia sufferers need all the euphoria they can get!
- Exercises for Meralgia: Laurie Hall’s Advice for Meralgia Paresthetica Sufferers. The founder of Jyme Bodyworks, and one of the world’s most innovative bobyworkers, Laurie Hall, designed these exercises specifically for Meralgia sufferers. Some you can do even in the midst of your suffering, and some are to help you when the worst is over and you ready for rehabilitation. All of them are gentle and simple and, once again, require cheap or free equipment.
- Walking and Sitting with Meralgia. You’ll pick up some useful tips about posture and movement in this chapter. Ways of getting around that stress you less and ways of moving that actually help you heal (or at least don’t make things worse!).
- Articles About Meralgia. Some major articles from newspapers and magazines. Interesting stuff, and consoling to know that others are suffering even more than us.
- Recovering From Meralgia. It’s a long and winding road for some of us. More than a year after my encounter with it, I am still doing exercises to rebuild my weakened right leg and to stretch out my shortened right side (yes, the pain causes you to contract not only your leg but also your pelvis, hip, QL and costal muscles). But be patient and persistent and you’ll make a 100% recovery.
- Symptoms of Meralgia. Every symptom that’s ever been recorded for Meralgia is listed here. Pick your personal favorites! This list is also handy if you have to apply for disability.
- Causes of Meralgia. We know the mechanism – trauma to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve – but this chapter talks about just how the damage can be done. Forewarned is forearmed: you’ll know what not to do from now on.
- Pregnancy and Meralgia. A common occurrance of Meralgia is in pregnancy. Why? What can you do in the midst of pregnancy that’s safe and effective? That’s what this chapter is about. (You can download the book here).
- Professional Treatment for Meralgia. There are radical (desperate?) treatments for Meralgia, like surgery. They are dangerous and don’t work very well, so it’s best to try everything else first. This chapter lists the possibilities and offers suggestions and warnings.
- Night Time Strategies for Meralgia. Meralgia sufferers dread nights with good reason. Instead of respite, they often bring prolonged suffering and leave you exhausted. That’s where this chapter comes in. It gives you all kinds of simple strategies for preventing those miserable nights and for dealing with pain when it occurs at night. You’ll soon be getting 8–10 hours of sleep again and waking refreshed.
- What is Meralgia? Slightly technical, this chapter digs a little deeper into the functional anatomy of Meralgia. File this in your ‘later reading’ draw if you have urgent symptoms.
- How Common is Meralgia? If misery loves company, then we’ve got plenty of company. There are literally millions of new cases of Meralgia every year, most of which go either unreported or undiagnosed. There. You feel better already, just knowing that.
- Disability Insurance and Meralgia. If you’re eligible for disability insurance or disability leave, read this chapter carefully. It contains all the information that your insurance company will need, along with their instructions to doctors who examine Meralgia patients. Disability insurance has its own set of rules. It pays to know them before you file.
- Clinical Experience with 14 Patients. There hasn’t been much research done on Meralgia, unfortunately for us, but you will find what there is in this chapter. Again, file this for later reading if you’re in pain.
- Long-Term Report: 12 Months After Contracting Meralgia. This is my own case history. I wrote it in the hopes that other sufferers will contribute their case histories, too. As soon as I have enough accounts of other people’s experiences I’ll update the book. I want this section to become a major part of the book in coming years.
- Laura’s Story. This is the first case history. Laura’s case is driving her nuts. Do you have any suggestions for her? (You can download the book here).