Pain Control Center of Pittsburgh
Gerard Myers, DO
Interventional Pain Management located in Monaca, PA
Leg pain is a common problem that often has a connection to lumbar spine damage. At the Pain Control Center of Pittsburgh in Monaca, Pennsylvania, experienced interventional pain management specialist Gerard Myers, DO, MBA, provides a global patient-centered approach to pain relief. To learn about the leg pain relief options that can help you, call the office or use the online appointment maker now.
Leg Pain Q & A
What causes leg pain?
Leg pain may occur with many different conditions:
- Vascular conditions like peripheral artery disease (PAD)
- Nerve damage
- Pinched nerve
- Sciatic nerve compression (sciatica)
- Spinal stenosis
- Bone spurs
- Disc herniation
- Degenerative disc disease
These are just some of the many issues that can cause leg pain. In many cases, your leg pain may occur with back pain or hip pain, and it could have the same underlying cause.
When do I need help with leg pain?
You may need help with leg pain if you're having sudden symptoms, if your pain persists more than 4-6 weeks after an injury, or if your leg pain grows more severe. Many people with leg pain experience issues like stiffness or difficulty moving, which can seriously disrupt their normal activities.
If you have to make adjustments for leg pain, or even have to change your routine, contact the Pain Control Center of Pittsburgh so the team can determine the problem and help you recover.
How does leg pain treatment work?
Treatment of leg pain focuses on targeting the source of the pain. In many cases, the pain starts in your spine and then radiates down. But, the pain could also occur in your knee joint or ankle joint or within any soft tissues in your leg.
Treatments may include:
- Physical therapy
- Pain medication
- Condition-specific medication
- Osteopathic manipulation
- Massage therapy
- Medical marijuana
- Electrical muscle stimulation
- Joint injections, such as sacroiliac joint injections
- Epidural injections, such as transforaminal injections
- Nerve blocks, such as selective or sympathetic nerve root blocks
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Radiofrequency nerve ablation
- Spinal cord stimulator implant
- Intrathecal pain pump implant
In general, pain management begins with a combination of more conservative approaches. If your pain persists, the Pain Control Center of Pittsburgh team may recommend an outpatient procedure.
Most people find that combining lifestyle modifications with pain management can reduce pain, maximize physical function, and improve the quality of their life.
To find out what causes your leg pain and how the Pain Control Center of Pittsburgh experts can help, call the office or use the online scheduling link to make an appointment now.