Maddox Pain Management
Gil Maddox, MD
Pain Management Physician located in Anniston, AL
Most cases of leg pain stem from wear and tear, but that doesn’t mean you have to learn to live with discomfort. With his expertise in innovative pain management solutions, Gil Maddox, MD can help you find relief from leg pain once and for all. Schedule your evaluation at Maddox Pain Management in Anniston, Alabama, either through the online scheduling system or by calling the clinic.
Leg Pain Q & A
What causes leg pain?
Between bones, joints, soft tissues, and nerves, there are several possible causes of your leg pain. Sometimes leg pain stems from muscle strains or ligament sprains, but this discomfort can also be caused by:
- Varicose veins
- Poor circulation
- Sciatica or arthritis
- Soft tissue tears
Just because you have pain in your leg, doesn’t necessarily mean you have an issue with the leg itself. For sciatica sufferers, for instance, pain is caused by the compression of your sciatic nerve, which starts in your lower back.
When should I see a doctor about leg pain?
Leg pain shouldn’t become something you learn to tolerate, which is why you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Maddox as soon as your discomfort begins. It’s especially important to have an exam and start treatment if you experience:
- Pain that radiates down your leg
- Pain that doesn’t improve or worsens
- Swelling in your legs
- Painful varicose veins
These issues indicate that you might have some nerve compression or circulatory concern and need medical attention.
How is leg pain treated?
Once Dr. Maddox gets to the root of what’s causing your leg pain, he can design a custom treatment plan. In many cases, men and women benefit from epidural steroid injections. Not only do these injections provide lasting pain relief, they’re also known for reducing inflammation and speeding up the healing process.
If you’ve tried epidurals or other treatments haven't worked, Dr. Maddox could suggest starting spinal cord stimulation. This treatment involves implanting a small device near your spinal column. This device administers mild electrical stimuli to nerves, which blocks nerve signaling activities involved with pain.
Many patients need physical therapy or have to learn gentle stretching techniques to perform at home. These therapies can relieve pain while working to prevent future leg pain issues. Dr. Maddox might even pair your treatment plan with prescription pain medications. He carefully monitors your progress and pain level, adjusting your painkiller dosages as needed.
You can schedule your exam at Maddox Pain Management by using the online scheduler, or by calling the office.