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How To Relieve Wheelchair Buttock Pain
Buttock pain when sitting relieved by standing up. Also occasional tingling in testicles, I have job which makes me carry furniture, is it serious?
Lifting will flare: Your description seems consistent w/lumbar disc disease and radiating pain or sciatica.You should see a doctor if needed for a referral to a spine specialist as soon as possible.Imaging, such as MRI & nerve tests can provide a diagnosis & treatment options which might include nerve pain agents in addition to PT. If this fails injections or surgery may be considered. Heavy lifting can flare symptoms
Many things.: Typically, sources of pain in this area could include tendinitis of the gluteus muscles, joint pain from sacroiliac or facet joints, or even disc pain. The most common cause would be tendinitis. In your age group this may last weeks or longer. It goes on for longer than a few weeks, consider a checkup.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Examination: You need to see an orthopedic surgeon to undergo an evaluation including a pelvic & bilateral hip mri.
You should: See a physician. You may have a radiculopathy, a pinched nerve originating in your back, most commonly from disc issues or arthritis, if your leg is getting weak and heavy, this can represent progression, so see a physician. You have one of the best back pain doctors in the states right near you in brookline, a dr rainville. See if you can see him and he can help a great deal!
Possible but?: Can be, but this is controversial and hard to confirm and the bulges can frequently be asymptomatic.
Yes, but: Pain in buttocks is caused by back problems. Swelling is not. Consider torn glut.
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.
Doubtful: If the disk protrusion is on the left side and your pain is on the right side, then it is unlikely that that particular disk protrusion is the cause of your right sided pain. If you do not have any right sided disc protrusion, then your pain may arise from another cause such as your si joint, facet joint, a trigger point, etc. See your physician for further discussion.See 1 more doctor answer
Nerve impingement: Shooting leg pain on one side is most often due to a nerve from the spine being impinged (aka pressed upon). This could be for several reasons including a herniated disk, spinal stenosis, or more serious causes. If you have other symptoms such as fever, weight loss, or night sweats it is advisable to see a physician.
Pyriformis v disc: This sounds like sciatica (pain over this large leg nerve's distribution to the foot from the buttock) which can occur due to a disc herniation in the lower back compressing a spinal nerve and not cause any back pain or be due to a hip muscle known as the pyriformis irritating the sciatic nerve which it straddles in the buttock region mimicking a disc herniation pattern.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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