New Jersey Pain Management: Epidural Steroid Injections for Leg Pain
Leg pain can be the result of a number of issues. However, when leg pain is directly related to issues within the lower back, Epidural Steroid Injections can help. This interventional pain management technique is used at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation as part of an overall effort to help patients rehabilitate the healthy way, using physical therapy, chiropractic, and other conservative practices. Our mission is to provide every possible non-surgical option in order to keep patients away from the operating table. Pain management for leg pain in our Red Bank, NJ office also offers patients the ability to avoid the damaging use of analgesic medications (the long-term use or overuse of painkillers).
In many cases, leg pain begins with a problem in the lower back. More specifically, the sciatic nerve runs down the legs, relaying messages between the brain and the lower extremities; when the sciatic nerve is affected, leg pain may be the result. Leg pain patients may also experience other symptoms such as numbness, weakness, foot pain, ankle pain, and tingling sensations. This condition is known as sciatica.
Sciatica is experienced differently by every patient. For those suffering from leg pain, the quality or severity of the pain varies between a burning sensation, the experience of ‘shooting’ pains in the leg (similar to electricity), or the aforementioned numbness and tingling. These symptoms may seriously hinder the ability to drive a car, walk, or even feel the difference between hot and cold. For some, the pain and other symptoms of sciatica make both sleep and daily tasks difficult or even impossible.