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Leg Pain Specialist

Rob Dickerman, DO, PhD, FACOS

Neurosurgeons & Spine Surgeons located in Frisco, TX

Trauma to your leg, spinal conditions, and degenerative diseases can all cause persistent pain that makes it difficult to stay physically active. If you’re not sure what’s causing your leg pain, you can schedule a diagnostic evaluation at the office of Rob Dickerman, DO, PhD, FACOS. Dr. Dickerman and the team also offer customized pain management plans using conservative therapies and minimally invasive spinal surgery to help you achieve long-lasting leg pain relief. To find out more about the available treatment options for leg pain, call the Frisco, Texas, office or request a consultation online today.

Leg Pain Q&A

What causes leg pain?

Overuse of the muscles in your legs from exercise, sports, or standing for long periods of time can all contribute to acute leg pain. This type of pain typically lasts less than six weeks and is treatable with rest and over-the-counter medications.

When your leg pain becomes chronic, lasting longer than six months, it may be due to underlying injuries or conditions like:

  • Gout
  • Fractures
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears

Varicose veins and circulatory problems can cause throbbing or aching pain sensations. Leg pain can also result from spinal injuries, spinal conditions like spinal stenosis and scoliosis, or neuropathy (nerve damage). These conditions can cause pain that radiates from your spine or damaged nerves into your hips and legs.

When should I seek treatment for leg pain?

If you have leg pain that you can’t treat on your own, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at the office of Rob Dickerman, DO, PhD, FACOS. You also need an evaluation if your leg pain continues worsening even with treatment, or if you develop mobility issues because of intense pain.

Dr. Dickerman and the team offer on-site diagnostic testing services, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and X-rays, as well as comprehensive physical exams to determine what’s causing your leg pain.

Based on the results of your exam and testing, the team personalizes a treatment plan that focuses on long-term pain relief and restoring your mobility.

How is leg pain treated?

 Dr. Dickerman and the team focus initially on conservative treatments. They can recommend one or more nonsurgical treatments to address the underlying cause of your leg pain, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Myofascial treatments
  • Joint injections
  • Spine injections
  • Trigger point injections

When your leg pain is the result of spinal injuries or disease, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Dickerman specializes in several types of spine surgery, including kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, and spinal fusion surgery.

In addition to ensuring you find long-lasting relief of leg pain, Dr. Dickerman and the team provide resources to help you recover fully from surgery. This includes referrals for physical therapy and other rehabilitative services.

To find relief of persistent leg pain, call the office of Rob Dickerman, DO, PhD, FACOS, to schedule a diagnostic evaluation or request a consultation online today.