A 36-year-old male asked:
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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?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
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.
Answered on Jan 23, 2014
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
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.
Answered on Jan 26, 2014

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