Here’s A Meralgia Paresthetica Emergency Treatment Guide
If you’ve got a fresh case of Parasthetica Meralgia and your outer thigh, hip, back/knee are hurting badly, here’s an emergency treatment regime:
1. Take 300 mgm. of Gabapentin (or equivalent) every 4 hours.
2. Take 50 mgm Neofenac (diclofenac sodium), then 25 mg. every 6 hours.
3. Wrap some ice in a thick washcloth and apply it to your inguinal region, moving it back and forth slowly. Do the same for the L2-L3 area of your spine.
4. Do the same with a HOT washcloth. Alternate the hot/cold treatments.
5. Apply a small dab of Capsaicin cream (an over-the-counter product from your pharmacist) to your inguinal region, rubbing it in until it disappears. Keep a moist washcloth handy in case it stings your skin too much. Do not get it on your genitals. Wash your hand immediately after applying it. Re-apply the cream every 3-4 hours. It has no side-effects and you will not develop a tolerance: it keeps on working.
6. As you’re lying down, rotate your tailbone in tiny circles, using your abdominal muscles to control the movement. Do this whenever you remember to.
7. Do the yoga Bridge (see the Exercise page) slowly and gently, only lifting your spine up about halfway off the bed or floor, then laying it back down one vertebra at a time. Use your abdominal muscles to control this.
8. Make an appointment with a Chinese acupuncturist. Acupuncture is the most effective treatment for most MP symptoms.
9. Rest. Lie on your back with your feet on the floor or bed. if you want to sleep on your side, place a pillow between your legs.
10. Can’t sleep? Listen to a podcast of Etruscan history, or to the Buddha Machine (an Apple iTunes app).
11. There’s much more you can do to suppress the pain and help you recover in three weeks instead of six. Read the rest of this website and follow the simple instructions.