A 29-year-old member asked:
what causes severe buttock pain down leg?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Will Moorehead answered
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Nerve irritation: Buttock pain that radiates down a leg most likely is the result of a nerve irritation. It may be secondary to a herniated disc, foraminal stenosis or muscular compression as in the piriformis syndrome. Would recommend that you see your pcp for an evaluation to determine your exact diagnosis.
Answered on Jan 19, 2018
Dr. Thomas Dowling answered
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pyriformis v disc: This sounds like sciatica which can occur due to a disc herniation in the lower back and not cause any back pain or be due to a hip muscle known aa the pyriformis irritating the sciatic nerve which it straddles in the buttock region mimicking a disc herniation pattern.
Answered on Oct 18, 2018
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