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Leg Pain Specialist

Centennial Medical Group -  - Interventional Pain Management

Centennial Medical Group

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Las Vegas, NV

Leg pain often accompanies back pain, typically in the form of shooting pain called sciatica. At Centennial Spine and Pain, with offices on Decatur Boulevard and Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Nevada, a team of empathetic pain management specialists can diagnose the origin of your leg pain and then recommend a treatment course that provides lasting pain relief. Book your consultation online or call the office nearest you.

Leg Pain Q & A

What causes leg pain?

Leg pain may occur with sports injuries, accidents, or wear-and-tear in your leg. The pain often begins within the leg itself, such as Achilles tendinitis, hamstring injuries, and leg fractures. 

But, one of the most frustrating and misunderstood types of leg pain is the kind that begins in your lower back. At Centennial Spine and Pain, the team of interventional pain management experts focuses on leg pain that happens alongside or as a result of back pain. 

Some back problems that could cause leg pain include:

  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Disc degeneration (degenerative disc disease)
  • Sciatic nerve compression (sciatica)
  • Spondylolisthesis - spinal vertebrae out of place

If your leg pain is directly related to a problem in your back, you may have different symptoms than you would with leg pain that starts in the leg itself.

What are the symptoms of leg pain that starts in the back?

Leg pain that originates in your back may intermittently shoot down from the lower back into the hip, buttock, and down your leg. Or, the pain may occur all the time. 

Many people also experience problems like muscle weakness, numbness, and tingling in their legs if the problem originates within the lower back. 

How is leg pain treated?

After a comprehensive diagnostic exam, imaging tests, and possibly nerve conduction tests, the Centennial Spine and Pain team can locate the specific cause of your leg pain. They can then recommend a treatment plan that seeks to stop the pain where it originates. 

Treatment plans almost always start with conservative approaches like physical therapy, activity modification, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). 

But, you may need more advanced pain relief like epidural injections to relieve local inflammation in your lower back. This, in turn, reduces the swelling that causes your pain. 

In cases of severe persistent lower back and leg pain, the Centennial Spine and Pain team may recommend an interventional pain management procedure, such as radiofrequency ablation. This procedure destroys the painful nerve fibers so they can't transmit pain signals anymore. 

Another option for stubborn lower back and leg pain may be a spinal cord stimulator, an implanted device that alters or interrupts pain signals. 

These approaches to chronic leg pain can help you go back to your normal activities and enjoy your life again. Learn more by calling the Centennial Spine and Pain office nearest you or clicking the online scheduling link.