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pain lower back left side above buttocks

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
27 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
You : You may be straining your back muscles or facet joints. I would recommend alternating with your right side and sleeping on your back. You may also b ... Read More
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Dr. Nelson Simmons
23 years experience Family Medicine
Many : Many people complain of back pain. Pain in the area you are describing is more consistent with muscle pain than with nerve pain (often referred to as ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
See a pain doctor: Your pain may be from arthritis or dysfunction of small joints in your back, or nerve compression because of disk degeneration or both. Best to you a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Lumbar strain: due to overuse or injury of the muscles of the lower back. Sciatica is usually one sided sharp, knife-like pain radiating from the buttock straight do ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Second Opinion: Very Difficult for a Dr that has never seen you and does not have a complete History to answer this. If you need a second opinion, try consulting a sp ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sciatica: The symptoms you are describing are very similar to those of sciatica or compression of one the nerve roots.Proper evaluation by a physician is recom ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Lumbar strain: This sort of pain can be caused by a number of things but a muscular cause is common and we call this lumbar strain. Talk to your pcp.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Most likely - Muscle: Most likely that pain that comes and goes is related to muscle spasm.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Disk problem: Low back pain radiating to the buttock suggests an intervertebral disc bulging or ruptured causing pressure on a nerve root. Most of these improve in ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Radiculopathy: refers to pain or other symptoms that occur in a location supplied by a nerve, when the problem occurs at or near the root of the nerve, shortly after ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and ... Read More

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