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Arm and Leg Pain

Effective care for arm pain and leg pain

Arm and Leg PainArm and leg pains are most commonly caused by neuropathy, or damage to the nervous system. What surprises most people is that these pains typically come from the spine.

According to the National Pain Foundation, about 4 million people in the United States suffer from neuropathic pain. The most common cause of neuropathic pain is pain from spine disorders.

Neuropathy is pain that results from damage or changes to the peripheral nervous system (everything that branches out from the spine) or central nervous system (brain and spine). Damage to these nerve tissues can result in neuropathy, one of the most common causes of chronic pain in the arms and legs. Neuropathy need not be caused by an underlying injury. Sometimes, the pain itself is the disease. Instead of communicating an actual injury to the body, the nerves malfunction and become the source of your pain.

Symptoms and treatments

Symptoms caused by neuropathy are described as severe, sharp and shooting or deep and burning pain; or persistent numbness, tingling or weakness that travels into the arms, hands, legs or feet. Neuropathy can also be characterized by pain from a light touch or hypersensitivity to other sensations that do not typically cause pain. At Center for Pain Medicine, our physicians are careful diagnosticians who are specially trained to perform interventional procedures under fluoroscopic X-ray guidance for pinpoint accuracy in finding the damaged nerve. Our treatments include:

  • Cervical, lumbar and thoracic epidural steroid injections (ESI)
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic facet and medial branch nerve blocks
  • Intra-articular sacroiliac joint injections
  • Arthritic joint injection
  • Radiofrequency ablation/neurotomy for long-lasting pain relief without surgery
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Implantable spinal cord stimulators and pain pumps for long-term pain relief

Get the expert pain relief you need

Instead of suffering with arm pain and leg pain, talk to us. We’ll always try to find the most effective way to treat your pain and get you back to living and the activities you love again.

Our arm pain and leg pain patients come to us from Osceola County, FL (Celebration, St. Cloud), Seminole County, FL (Altamonte Springs), Orange County, FL (Orlando, Winter Park), Volusia County, FL (Orange City) and Sumter County, FL (The Villages). To schedule an appointment with us, please call our office at 321-422-7111 or use our online Request an Appointment form. For additional information on any condition, treatment or procedure, please visit our Health Library.