Leg pain often manifests as a symptom, or symptoms, arising from problems that have to do with the back. Pain in your legs can have varying degrees of severity, and may come with other symptoms. They can include weakness, loss of functionality, numbness, involuntary spasming, or even cramping of the muscle. The location may vary, with some leg pain shooting up from (or down to) the foot. The medical team at Pain Specialist MD can develop a customized leg pain treatment plan to address your situation.
Experience of sensation is different from person to person, but leg pain may occur as:
- Sharp, Stabbing or Shooting Sensation: sometimes referred to as “burning.” This type of leg pain can be intermittent and have a sudden onset. The pain can be excruciating and debilitating for the patient. Often can be the result of Sciatica, which refers to an irritated nerve located in the lower spine.
- Chronic: persistent or constant pain that may occur in the buttocks and radiate down to the leg. This type of pain is usually present in only one leg, and may also be the result of nerve damage or irritation.
- Numbness/weakness, although not exactly painful, this uncomfortable symptom can affect mobility. It can even affect use of the affected limb. Weakness in the legs may cause severe injury in a variety of different ways.
The first step is for Dr. Gohel to thoroughly review your medical history and perform a physical exam. Next is to diagnose the condition and determine the most effective route for treatment tailored to your specific needs. Here are some pain management treatment options we offer that are effective in headache relief:
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Facet Joint Injections
- Nerve Root Injections
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Sacroiliac Joint Block
Contact Dr. Gohel at the Leg Pain Specialist Houston office today. Schedule an appointment to have your leg pain evaluated by our pain specialist team.
Dr. Gohel and our medical team can diagnose your leg pain and develop the right treatment plan for you.
Depending on the source of the leg pain, treatment will be administered after careful evaluation. Most patients benefit fromnon-surgical methods, but surgery may also be required.
Evaluations may include:
- Injections to the site of pain