What are the treatment options for iliohypogastric or ilioinguinal nerve entrapment?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Treatment of iliohypogastric or ilioinguinal nerve entrapment may include local injection of an anesthetic, oral or topical medications, or physical therapy.

Among the oral agents that may be considered are antiseizure medications (eg, gabapentin, carbamazepine, and lamotrigine), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs; eg, amitriptyline and doxepin), and tramadol; capsaicin cream or topical lidocaine may also be useful. With physical therapy, cryotherapy or a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit may be tried.


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