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Leg Pain

LA Pain Doctor -  - Pain Management Specialist

LA Pain Doctor

Pain Management Specialists located in Metairie, Laplace, Harvey, and New Orleans, LA

Whether you suffer an injury or struggle with the shooting pain caused by sciatica, your normal activities are put on hold when you live with leg pain. Firas Hijazi, MD, and Satvik Munshi, MD, at LA Pain Doctor offer exceptional care and a range of medical, interventional, and regenerative therapies to alleviate your leg pain and restore your mobility. To schedule an appointment, call one of the offices in Metairie, LaPlace, Harvey, or New Orleans, Louisiana, or use the online booking feature today.

Leg Pain Q & A

What causes leg pain?

Leg pain has many possible causes, including:

Musculoskeletal conditions

This group includes fractures, sprains, strains, overuse injuries, and joint injuries like ligament tears.

Inflammatory conditions

Inflammatory problems leading to leg pain include arthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis.

Vascular conditions

Limited blood flow due to peripheral artery disease, chronic venous insufficiency, and deep vein thrombosis often causes leg pain.

Nerve conditions

Peripheral neuropathy is most often caused by diabetes as uncontrolled blood sugar damages small nerves. You can also develop leg pain from nerve conditions that occur in your spine.

What spine conditions lead to leg pain?

Spine conditions that cause a pinched or compressed nerve can lead to symptoms in your leg, including pain, tingling, and numbness that travel along the nerve. Problems that originate in your spine and may cause leg pain include:

  • Sciatica
  • Bone spurs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Facet joint osteoarthritis
  • Slipped vertebra

Changes that naturally occur as you get older, such as thickened ligaments, also cause radiculopathy.

What types of treatment relieve leg pain?

The team at LA Pain Doctor takes the time to carefully examine your leg and order diagnostic imaging if needed to identify the source of your pain. Then they create a treatment plan that draws from a wide range of possible treatments, including:

Physical medicine

Physical therapy and rehabilitation begin as soon your doctor determines it’s safe to start rebuilding leg strength and improving your range of motion.

Interventional medicine

When your leg pain continues despite conservative medical care and physical therapy, it’s time to consider interventional therapies. These treatments target the nerves responsible for sending pain signals to your brain:

Epidural steroid injections

Selective nerve root block

Sacroiliac joint injections

Radiofrequency ablation

Lumbar sympathetic nerve block

You can only feel pain when nerves carry pain messages to the brain and the brain determines what the nerve messages say.

When the nerve signals are blocked, your brain can’t alert you to the problem, so you feel less pain.

Regenerative medicine

Depending on the cause of your leg pain, your doctor may recommend an injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). When your doctor injects platelets at the site of injured tissues, the platelets release growth factors that accelerate healing and recruit stem cells to the area.

To get expert help with leg pain, call LA Pain Doctor or book an appointment online.

Our Services

 



PAIN MANAGEMENT



NECK PAIN



SCIATICA



BACK PAIN



ARTHRITIS



HIP PAIN



KNEE PAIN



HERNIATED DISC



PROLOTHERAPY



DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE



SPORTS INJURIES



SHOULDER PAIN



ARM PAIN



MUSCLE PAIN



HEADACHES



LEG PAIN