At Florida Medical Pain Management, with offices in New Port Richey, St. Petersburg, and Spring Hill, Florida, the team of board-certified pain management specialists offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for persistent leg pain. They customize a plan for your unique needs that focuses on restoring your mobility and relieving your pain. Innovative treatments available include epidural injections, nerve blocks, and ketamine fusion therapy administered under the direction of a skilled physician. Find out more about your options for leg pain relief by calling the Florida Medical Pain Management office nearest you or by requesting an appointment online now.
Leg Pain Q & A
What causes leg pain?
A variety of conditions can lead to chronic, crippling leg pain. Some issues that trigger leg pain directly affect your leg, while others develop due to conditions affecting your spine. Spinal disease and damage in your lumbar (lower) spine can cause pain to radiate down into your legs and feet.
Common legs issue that causes pain include infections, muscle damage, nerve pain, and joint disorders. When you have radiating pain from the spine that affects your legs, it could be due to:
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
When pain in your legs becomes persistent and is no longer treatable with rest and over-the-counter medications, you shouldn’t delay an evaluation at Florida Medical Pain Management.
What can I expect during a leg pain evaluation?
During your evaluation for leg pain, the Florida Medical Pain Management team spends time discussing the symptoms you have and their severity. In addition to reviewing your personal and family medical history, your provider does a physical exam to identify areas of swelling, bruising, and pain.
In some cases, X-rays and other imaging tests will be needed to pinpoint the cause of your pain. Based on test results, your Florida Medical Pain Management provider creates a treatment plan to ease existing pain and reduce your risk of long-term complications.
Discography is another diagnostic test the team uses to identify damaged discs that are the root cause of spine-related pain. This procedure involves injecting a sterile solution into spinal discs to trigger pain. If pain develops after the injection, your Florida Medical Pain Management provider can confirm it’s the source of your pain.
How is leg pain treated?
At Florida Medical Pain Management, the board-certified pain management specialists use the latest advancements in conservative therapies and minimally invasive procedures to treat chronic leg pain, including pain from spinal conditions.
Your treatment plan can include medications and therapies like:
- Root blocks
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Peripheral nerve blocks
- Epidural steroid injections
Ketamine infusion therapy might also be beneficial in relieving debilitating leg pain that isn’t eased with more conservative therapies.
The goals of treatment are to ease your existing pain and restore your mobility, so you can return to work and your other activities. Your Florida Medical Pain Management provider continues to monitor the results of your treatment and ensure your pain is well-managed.
To find relief from chronic leg pain, schedule an evaluation by calling the Florida Medical Pain Management office nearest you or by requesting an appointment online today.