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A 55-year-old member asked:

I have lower back pain and burning in my buttocks and leg ?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Sciatica: Leg pain radiating to buttocks/leg may be coming from a 'pinched nerve' in the lumbar (lower) spine. Pain can come/go depending upon the degree of nerve compression. An MRI scan will be able to show exactly which nerve is affected. The most important warning signs are leg weakness and change in bladder/bowel function. Development of these signs warrants an immediate visit to a physician.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 37 years experience
? Herniated disc: These symptoms are consistent with a disc herniation especially if the leg pain is the predominate symptom. See you doctor for treatment especially if you experience numbness, weakness, or loss of bowel or bladder control. Finally, don't suffer and tolerate the symptoms, there are good treatments that can relieve the pain and treat the other symptoms.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What to if I am experiencing lower back pain near the buttocks?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Buttock Pain: This can be the result of sacroiliac pain or referred lumbar pain. Pain in the si joint, where the pelvis meets the spine, is not terribly uncommon. This pain usually worsens with any weightbearing on pelvis (sitting, standing, lying on side). One or both sides may hurt. Injection is diagnostic, and pt usually helps. Referred pain may be arthritic disc or nerve pressure. Piriformis another cause.
Last updated Feb 2, 2020


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