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Throbbing buttock pain

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 53 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
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Pyriformis v disc: This sounds like sciatica which can occur due to a disc herniation in the lower back and not cause any back pain or be due to a hip muscle known aa th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology 44 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.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Pyriformis v disc : This can occur due to a disc herniation in the lower back and not cause any back pain or be due to a hip muscle known aa the pyriformis irritating the... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 53 years experience
Examination: You need to see an orthopedic surgeon to undergo an evaluation including a pelvic & bilateral hip mri.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes,but: Pain in buttocks is caused by back problems. Swelling is not. Consider torn glut.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Doubtful: If the disk protrusion is on the left side and your pain is on the right side, then it is unlikely that that particular disk protrusion is the cause o... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 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 41 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tannenbaum
10 years experience
Nerve impingement: Shooting leg pain on one side is most often due to a nerve from the spine being impinged (aka pressed upon). This could be for several reasons includi... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
It is possible if the disc bulges or herniated centrally rather than on the right or left.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology 44 years experience
A pinched nerve: A pinched nerve or compressed nerve root (sciatica) can cause pain in the buttock going down the leg in the distribution of the nerve which is compre... Read More
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