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Shooting pain in left buttock

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Sciatica: Pain in the buttock going down the leg is called sciatica and is usually caused by a problem in the lower spine. You should see your Primary care this... Read More
Dr. John Harris
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
See your doctor : You need to see your doctor. Preferably a neurosurgeon who would specialize in the treatment of sciatica which it sounds like you are having a flare u... Read More
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Back pain: The most common causes of pain in this area is inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. Also, an inflamed facet joint in the lumbar spine or the sacrospi... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Sounds like sciatica: Consider a different doctor, an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
May be back: Your pain at this point could be related to your back and not the infection. You should check with your physician to see if this is at all related to... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Pain needs evaluatio: It appears you have several chronic pain conditions. Your problem may be coming from pelvic area or from low spine. Both. Need evaluation. Go to your... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
Neurosurgery 45 years experience
Scoliosis: Should see your primary care and get a referral for pt. You could also try some anti -inflammatories like advil or aleve (naproxen).
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
More than SI joint: Your new symptoms are classic for a nerve in your low back being compressed. I would suggest treatment for same. MRI might confirm the cause but bo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Sciatica?: A shooting pain in the buttocks may indicate Sciatica, which is usually due to some nerve root compression at the point where the nerves that travel t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Pham
Neurosurgery 25 years experience
Leg pain.: Shooting pain from buttocks to legs could be a result of sciatica. By definition, a sciatica nerve that is located between the buttock muscles is bei... Read More
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Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
EMG: You will need a thorough exam by either a neurologist or pain physician. Emg study will help determine if it is from the low back or other nerves; sci... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Sciatica: Although there are several possibilities, one if the more common causes is a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that can cause pa... Read More

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