U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
IL
A 36-year-old male asked:

From sitting or sleeping, i develop a dullish pain in the back of the thigh near the buttock in a single spot. pain walking, lifting leg, shifting or rotating leg. what nerve is this and what to do?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Stretch/Rest: Most likely you have some version of sciatica. Sciatica is a symptom from a pinched nerve in your back. What nerve is it? No one knows unless imaging is done. This is typically done after conservative care is exhausted. Rest, stretching, learning core strengthening exercises and using nsaids to help are the best ways to help back pain. If it persists see your doctor for other options.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
S1 Nerve: The s1 nerve is in the back of your thigh and sometimes pinched from a disc in your lower back (l5-s1). But if it is a single spot in your buttock, (where you bottom touches the seat when you sit, thinking more of bursa inflamed.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jan 26, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.