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Deep buttock pain

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Many possibilities: It could be coming from problems in the low back (disk degeneration, facet joint arthritis). It could be muscle pain in the buttock itself. Less commo... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology 43 years experience
It varies: The pain could be from different sources including a pinched nerve or compressed nerve root, muscle spasm, or from the hip. Your doctor can take your... Read More
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Buttock pain: Can be coming from various sources: often, the lumbar spine can be the cause with nerve irritation and possible facet degeneration on that side, somet... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Teicheira
Pain Management 36 years experience
Many things.: Typically, sources of pain in this area could include tendinitis of the gluteus muscles, joint pain from sacroiliac or facet joints, or even disc pain... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology 43 years experience
Physical exam: The doctor will start with a physical exam which may be enough in many cases to determine that the pain may be myofascial or muscle spasm. If there i... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology 43 years experience
A pinched nerve: A pinched nerve or compressed nerve root (l3/4 is possible). Alternatively, msucle spasm and pain from facet joints can cause similar pain.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Pain in different locations, along with other symptoms. Localized pain could mean other things. Consult your primary care doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Lifestyle changes : Can help! not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Nerve irritation: Buttock pain that radiates down a leg most likely is the result of a nerve irritation. It may be secondary to a herniated disc, foraminal stenosis or... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Possible but?: Can be, but this is controversial and hard to confirm and the bulges can frequently be asymptomatic.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Examination: You need to see an orthopedic surgeon to undergo an evaluation including a pelvic & bilateral hip mri.

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