Leg pain and numbness or tingling is oftentimes the result of either nerve pressure or sometimes compromised blood flow someplace between your low back and your feet.
If you have a pinched nerve, it will usually give you a shooting pain right down the leg. It kind of feels like pain wraps over your leg.
When blood flow is compromised to the leg it will give more of a tingling sensation or numbness to your leg or whole foot. These symptoms in your legs and feet can be alleviated by a change in position.
Causes of Leg Pain
Nerve pressure or blood flow compromises usually are because of one of the following:
- Peripheral entrapment (pressure on the nerve or blood vessels away from the spine)
- Foraminal encroachment (narrowing of the holes where the nerves exit the spine)
- Bulging or herniated disc
Leg pain and tingling sensations or numbness can be very serious and should be treated as soon as possible. Permanent damage can result from leaving it untreated. Dr. Rauch has extensive knowledge in treating leg conditions.
The benefit to having proper leg pain treatment is faster pain relief, reduction in other symptoms and a lowered risk of chronic symptoms that last a lifetime. Call our office for a leg pain exam today.