Femoral Nerve Pain Back Discs

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Definition

Femoral nerve dysfunction is a loss of movement or sensation in the leg due to nerve damage.

See also: Peripheral neuropathy; Mononeuropathy; Mononeuritis multiplex


Alternative Names

Neuropathy - femoral nerve; Femoral neuropathy


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The femoral nerve is located in the leg. It supplies the muscles that help straighten the leg. It provides feeling (sensation) to the front of the thigh and part of the lower leg.

A nerve is made up of many fibers, called axons,...

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