You may suffer leg pain due to accident, injury, or overuse. But leg pain that involves numbness, weakness, tingling, or stiffness indicates a nerve issue that requires pain intervention. The team at Pain Specialists of Oregon provides a thorough evaluation of your leg pain so you get a proper diagnosis and customized treatment to find relief and restore function. Call the Eugene, Oregon, office today to schedule an appointment to talk about your leg pain, or use the online tool to set up your visit.
Leg pain can occur due to a wide variety of conditions. Dehydration, strain, sprains, and poor posture are all immediate causes of leg pain.
Oftentimes, leg pain indicates a problem in your lower back or pelvis. Common causes of leg pain include:
Compression of your sciatic nerve or other nerves in your lower back can cause tingling, weakness, and pain in your legs. Compression may occur due to spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spinal canal, or a herniated disc, along with other issues.
Blocked arteries or veins in your legs can cause leg pain and numbness.
Misalignment in your sacroiliac joint or hip osteoarthritis can lead to leg pain. Extreme tightness in the small hip muscle known as the piriformis can also compress your sciatic nerve and cause serious leg pain.
Lyme disease, bone infections, and spondylodiscitis can cause leg pain.
The group of spinal nerves that extends from your spinal cord into your lower back, known as the cauda equina, can cause severe leg pain if compressed.
If you have a tumor or cyst in your lower back or pelvic region, it can lead to low back pain.
Leg pain can show up anywhere in your thigh or calf, but can also cause pain in your foot. You may notice weakness and heaviness in the affected foot. Pins-and-needles sensations and tingling may signal a problem with a nerve.
You may notice that certain movements or postures increase your leg pain. For example, leg pain may become worse after sitting or standing for a long period of time or when climbing stairs.
The treatment for your leg pain depends on the root cause. Your providers at Pain Specialists of Oregon diagnose your leg pain through a physical exam, review of your medical history, and imaging tests.
You may benefit from conservative treatments like over-the-counter medications, hot and cold packs, and physical therapy. Steroid injections and nerve blocks can help with more serious leg pain caused by compressed nerves in your spine.
Minimally invasive procedures like radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, or VertiFlex® spinal spacer insertion may also help alleviate leg pain that’s caused by spinal stenosis or lumbar radiculopathy.
If you’re suffering from leg pain, come see the team at Pain Specialists of Oregon. Call today to set up your appointment, or use this website to arrange your visit.