Leg pain can quickly become debilitating, especially if it’s the result of a chronic disease like fibromyalgia or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). At California Pain Medicine Center, the pain management team provides in-office diagnostic testing to determine what’s causing your leg pain. They provide a variety of customized treatments, including medications, physical therapy, and peripheral nerve stimulation to make your pain easier to manage. To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for leg pain, call the Santa Monica, California, office or book a consultation online today.
Acute leg pain may be the result of muscle strains from overuse. You might also develop persistent leg pain because of a traumatic injury or due to underlying conditions like:
You might also develop leg pain because of spinal conditions like sciatica or spinal stenosis (a narrowing of your spinal canal). These conditions can cause pain to radiate from your spine down into your hips and legs.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation for leg pain that doesn’t get better with rest and over-the-counter medications. You also need an evaluation if your leg pain worsens even with treatment.
The team at California Pain Medicine Center offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations in-office that include a physical exam and a review of your symptoms. They also discuss your lifestyle, your job, and your usual activities to pinpoint the cause of your leg pain.
In some cases, you might need X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests to get a closer look at the structures inside your leg and identify infections, arthritis, and nerve damage.
Your treatment plan for leg pain depends on the nature of your injury or underlying condition. The team at California Pain Medicine Center tailors a treatment plan to your needs for both immediate and long-term pain relief.
Initially, you might benefit from over-the-counter or prescription medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. The team may also recommend physical therapy to stretch and strengthen the muscles in your leg.
If you have leg pain from arthritis or underlying spinal conditions, you might benefit from therapies like:
If you have lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing in your lower spine) that causes pain to radiate down into your legs, you might be a candidate for the mild® procedure. This minimally invasive treatment involves removing pieces of bone and soft tissue from your spine through a tiny incision.
When your leg pain is the result of CRPS, the team might recommend an intrathecal pump (pain pump) that delivers pain-relieving medications directly into your spine via a pump system that the team implants in your abdomen.
To find out more about your options for relieving chronic leg pain, call California Pain Medicine Center or schedule an appointment online today.