A 40-year-old member asked:
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how can you suddenly get extreme buttock pain with radiating pain down entire leg?

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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Siatica: Disv hermiation.
Answered on May 13, 2012
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Varies: Usually sudden pain from the buttocks to the leg is associated with "sciatica", often due to disc herniation. There are other causes such as nerve compression from spinal instability, sacroiliac dysfunction, pyriformis syndrome, and even osteoporotic fractures to the sacrum. If severe, and if having weakness, loss of sensation, and/or bowel/bladder issues, seek out emergency evaluation.
Answered on Nov 1, 2018
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