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Can sciatica pain just cause pain numbness in the upper front leg from waist to knee?

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No, generally sciatica would be pain radiating from the lower back, usually on one side or the other. This pain would radiate to the buttocks or down the back of the leg and not the front of the leg.

A type of pain or numbness that comes from the waist and to the front of the thigh can be meralgia paresthetica which is an entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This often happens when there during pregnancy or obesity. It may even happen with pants that are too tight, especially when you sit for long periods of time.


The pain described could also be caused by damage to or inflammation of the femoral nerve. The femoral nerve allows people to feel sensations in the front part of the thigh and a section of the lower leg.
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