Is There a Cure for Meralgia Paresthetica?

Thigh pain, or numbness in the thigh, can be life altering for many.  Any time there is numbness, it can be a sign of possible nerve damage and should be taken seriously.  Once a nerve becomes permanently damaged, it is irreversible and normal function is gone forever.

Numbness in the thigh is a condition called Meralgia Paresthetica.  Meralgia Paresthetica can be a painful condition for those who suffer from it for a prolonged period of time.  Most people can bear pain or numbness for a short time period but when a condition becomes chronic, it can become quite bothersome.

Last week, a consultation came in and told me of his meralgia paresthetica and how much pain he had been in.  He also described the numbness in his upper leg and thigh.  He was very concerned because he hadn’t been able to find help.

In Arkansas, I am very well known for my natural and non-invasive treatment successes for people who suffer from chronic and debilitating neck and low back pain, failed low back and neck surgery syndrome, peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, or numbness of the hands and feet), loss of balance, fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, and sciatica.

All of these conditions have one thing in common:  Nerves.  Continue reading “Is There a Cure for Meralgia Paresthetica?”

Pain Changes Things

I have dedicated my professional career to working with patients who are in chronic pain.  It has become my life’s calling.  I get so much joy and happiness helping people who say that nothing else had worked for them before they came to me.

Some people may think I’m a nerd, but I still get goosebumps when someone tells me how much better they are.  I’ve been in healthcare for a long time but I feel like I hit the game winning 3 point shot in the NBA Finals every time a patient shares with me a great success story with all of the things that they couldn’t do before and all of the things they can do now.

I don’t believe in, recommend, or do pain management.  To me, “pain management” is for the birds  It’s sad, because it is a multi-trillion dollar industry but I don’t have a time and place for pain management. Continue reading “Pain Changes Things”

Why Are My Thumb and First Finger Going Numb?

I used to race motorcycles back in the early 1990’s.  It was a sport called motocross.  I loved it.  It was some of the most fun that I’ve ever had.

It was pure adrenaline.  Imagine jumping 25 feet in the air and having to time the landing just right to pull it off.  Imagine 20 guys racing towards the first turn knowing how important it is to get a quick lead at the beginning of the race.

It was like a stampede of mad cows but instead of 4 legs and a tail, we all had 250 cc engines on 2 wheels.  Those 2 stroke motorcycles were like raging bulls with power that is hard to explain for someone who has never been on one.  It was really something else.

During that part of my life, I was stationed on Guam while in the United States Air Force.  It was my dream to get out of the Air Force and become a professional motorcycle racer. Continue reading “Why Are My Thumb and First Finger Going Numb?”

Why is my Big Toe Numb?

In this article, I’m going to talk about why people have numbness or pain in their big toe (and sometimes the 2nd and 3rd toes).  Big toe pain is a common finding both in patients who have a history of low back pain and/or previous low back surgery.

I also treat a lot of patients that have big toe numbness who haven’t had a failed low back surgery and don’t have low back pain at all.  It’s hard to understand how you could have a form of pain in your big toe and not have Continue reading “Why is my Big Toe Numb?”