A 47-year-old female asked:
Severe lower back pain. goes from left side of back, down to left buttock. hurts to sit, when lying down can't get back up. ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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 a matter of weeks but an MRI of the low back would give more information.
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Pain Management 17 years experience
Herniated Disk: Try Ibuprofen 800mg 3-4x/day and tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000mg 3x/daily. If after a few days this doesn't help, consider seeing your doctor for stronger anti-inflammatory medication or even steroid medication. Lastly, if you still have pain after all of that, then consider further imaging to see if other treatment options might be better for you via a pain/spine specialist.
4.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 25, 2020
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