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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
May be soft tissue: This may be muscular, tendon, bursa and less likely neurologic. You can discuss this with your physician.

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Fibromyalgia: Pain in different locations, along with other symptoms. Localized pain could mean other things. Consult your primary care doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
42 years experience in Neurology
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Teicheira
35 years experience in Pain Management
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
42 years experience in Neurology
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
42 years experience in Neurology
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.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Possible but?: Can be, but this is controversial and hard to confirm and the bulges can frequently be asymptomatic.
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