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What is the cause of low back pain, buttock pain, pain in left leg and left knee?

What is the cause of low back pain, buttock pain, pain in left leg and left knee?

Radiculopathy : Sounds like a radiculopathy from nerve compression. Get referred to a neurologist, physiatrist, or spine surgeon with an updated mri. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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What can I do to ease buttock pain and numbness when I sit too long?

What can I do  to ease buttock pain and numbness when I sit too long?

Get up & move: Staying in any position too long can be uncomfortable. Get up and move around. If you have a sitting job, try to stand, stretch, walk around every hour. It will help you feel better and help you to get back to work after the short break. ...Read more

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Stiff back +buttock pain for the last 3 years now, please help?

Stiff back +buttock pain for the last 3 years now, please help?

Lifestyle changes : Can help! not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. See your physician prior to starting workouts if out of shape. ...Read more

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What can I do or use to prevent buttock pain and numbness when I sit for too long?

What can I do or use to prevent buttock pain and numbness when I sit for too long?

Pain and numbness: The best treatment is prevention. Try not to sit for prolonged periods of time. If that is not possible, try periodically shifting positions so that you are not always putting pressure on the same place. Sometimes sitting on a pillow may help. ...Read more

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What can cause leg and buttock pain that gets better with walking? i cant sit for too long without either hurting or tingling. usually one leg

What can cause leg and buttock  pain that gets better with walking?   i cant sit for too long without either hurting or tingling. usually one leg

Sciatica: Although there are some other possibilities like muscle spasm and pyriformis syndrome, the most likely cause is lumbar disc disease with nerve impingement. To be sure see a spine specialist or PMR doctor who can order neuroimaging and a test like an EMG. Then the next steps after making sure there is no vascular, immune or rheumatologic process would be to initiate PT & possibly meds or injection ...Read more

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Buttock pain in higher part of glut?

Buttock pain in higher part of glut?

Many possibilities: It could be coming from problems in the low back (disk degeneration, facet joint arthritis). It could be muscle pain in the buttock itself. Less commonly it can come from the sacroiliac joint. ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia cause lower buttock pain?

Does fibromyalgia cause lower buttock pain?

Tender points: I agree with ali. Fibromyalgia is characterized by multiple tender points, widespread deep muscle pain, fatigue, and depression. There are tender points scattered over the neck, back, chest, elbows, hips, buttocks, and knees. See your doctor to clarify. ...Read more

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What causes severe buttock pain down leg?

What causes severe buttock pain down leg?

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. ...Read more

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What icauses buttock pain radiated to thigh?

What icauses buttock pain radiated to thigh?

Pyriformis v disc : This 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. It can be hip bursitis or arthritis, a sacroiliac joint problem or degenerative changes in the spine referring pain to this region. ...Read more

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Can buttock pain be due to a bulging disc in my back?

Can buttock pain be due to a bulging disc in my back?

Possible but?: Can be, but this is controversial and hard to confirm and the bulges can frequently be asymptomatic. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more