Anything is possible. I think you should ask for the lumbar section to be checked just to make sure. Best wishes, Sissie
Meralgia paresthetica is compression, entrapment or damage of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve.
This can be from diabetic and other neuropathic nerve damage, being overweight, or by trauma from a seat belt when involved in a car accident.
The nerve may become painful over a period of time as weight gain makes underwear, belting or the waistband of pants gradually exert higher levels of pressure. Pain may be acute and radiate into the rib cage, and into the groin, thigh, and knee. .
Long periods of standing or leg exercise that increases tension on the inguinal ligament may also cause pressure.
I have had this condition for some years now. The physiotherapist initially did not know what it was . I was told to lose weight to relive the stress on the nerve in the groin area. My symptoms are numbness and pins and needles that run on the outside thigh down to the knee, and a lot of groin pain. The more I stand and walk, the worse it gets. I find the only way to relieve it is to lie down. Sometimes I will bend my back (like touching the toes) to relieve the pressure.
You do not get (as far as I know) pain on the inner thigh from meralgia parasthetica. I have never experienced it from this condition.
With your stabbing and burning pain on your inner thigh, I would suggest you see your doctor to look at this. This could be cellulitis, or phlebitis.
If it is cellulitis, you will need an antibiotic for this.
I had a similar problem at Christmas time with terrible burning pains on my inner thighs, thinking that it was my "normal" problem, but it turned out to be cellulitis and phlebitis.
Don't know which country you are from, but in the UK if you have an MRI on your neck, they won't MRI anything else, unless directed by the referring physician.
As you were involved in a car accident and the meralgia parasthetica and your neck problems may be connected to that, keep a record of your medical reports and dates and symptoms for when you need these it you pursue a claim for compensation.