While occasional achy legs are usually nothing to be concerned about, when leg pain is severe or doesn’t want to go away, it’s time to see specialist Rubin Bashir, MD, and the Texas Ortho Spine Center team. Many residents in and around Houston, Texas, have found lasting relief from leg pain under Dr. Bashir’s care. Book your visit today by calling the office or using the simple online scheduling tool.
If you’ve ever overdone it with a long walk or climbing lots of stairs, you know what it feels like to have aching, sore legs. However, when your leg pain persists, its cause is probably more complex than simple muscle strain.
The possible causes of leg pain include:
As you can see, a diverse range of conditions can cause leg pain. The Texas Ortho Spine Center team has the experience and advanced diagnostic tools needed to determine if a spine health issue is causing your discomfort.
Your treatment will depend on the source of your leg pain. In many cases, physical therapy is all that’s needed to correct the problem. Chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, and targeted exercises can all work wonders in reducing leg pain.
If a herniated disc is causing your leg pain, a procedure called lumbar microdiscectomy is available. It uses a surgical microscope and microsurgery techniques to remove the portion of the damaged disc that is pressing on your nerve roots.
Minimally invasive spine surgery can treat sciatica, spinal stenosis, and fractures.
Once you complete treatment and reduce the pain in your leg, finding ways to keep it from coming back should be a top priority. If you are carrying excess pounds, exploring a healthy and sustainable weight management program is a great place to begin.
No matter your weight, everyone can reduce their risk of leg pain by including healthy, low-impact physical activity in their daily routines. Even something as simple as taking an afternoon walk every day can dramatically reduce your risk of developing leg pain.
Smoking, high cholesterol, hypertension (high blood pressure), and alcohol consumption have increased risk of leg pain. Work with your doctor to improve your overall health and wellness, which reduces your risk of leg pain and improves your daily quality of life.
Learn more about diagnosing and treating leg pain by scheduling a consultation at Texas Ortho Spine Center. Appointments can be made online or by phone in just minutes.