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

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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Relief from burning low back pain across back of hips jst abv buttocks? No leg or foot pain. Meds don't help. Started in twin pregnant over 1 yr ago.

Relief from burning low back pain across back of hips jst abv buttocks? No leg or foot pain. Meds don't help. Started in twin pregnant over 1 yr ago.

See Specialist: Seeing that you already had physical therapy, I am assuming after delivery then you may need further imaging studies to see what might be going on. It is not uncommon for back pain to start during pregnancy, but generally goes away after delivery. ...Read more

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For several weeks I have lower back pain, left side, right above buttocks. But only there (no pain in legs). And the pain comes & goes. Sciatica?

For several weeks I have lower back pain, left side, right above buttocks. But only there (no pain in legs). And the pain comes & goes. Sciatica?

Lumbar strain: Due to overuse or injury of the muscles of the lower back. Sciatica is usually one sided sharp, knife-like pain radiating from the buttock straight down the front or back of one or both legs. I suggest an examination and imaging. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain that goes into my buttocks and down my legs. While standing if I switch my weight from foot to foot the pain switches to whatev?

I have lower back pain that goes into my buttocks and down my legs. While standing if I switch my weight from foot to foot the pain switches to whatev?

Needs to be checked: The pain in lower back can be due to many causes. It may be just a musculoskeletal sprain or strain, it may be due to sciatica, or due to Herniated disc, spinal stenosis etc. We do not have enough information to guide you as to what exactly it may be due to. You should consult your Doctor or an Orthopedic Specialist. Will need detailed History&Physical Exam and may need imaging like xrays or MRI etc. ...Read more

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Had lower back pain x 1 wk. Also in buttocks. Better now but not gone. Now have tingling down one leg. Should it improve since back is improving

It may improve...: Most cases of back pain will improve, especially with conservative therapies. However, the tingling down the leg indicates a nerve issue, the severity of which can only be determined with diagnostic testing such as MRI and/or EMG (best done 8 wks after symptom onset). It is possible to have isolated numbness/tingling of the leg without accompanied back pain. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause a sensation down the side of your legs and lower back pain (right above buttocks)?

Can constipation cause a sensation down the side of your legs and lower back pain (right above buttocks)?

Yes, I think so.: Severe constipation changes the way your organs fit together and that can create pressure on nerves that connect with other nerves. So the pain can pop up in places you don't expect. Get this cleared out as soon as you can by seeing a doctor for treatment or prescription. From then on - keep yourself from getting so blocked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on spine, mid back muscle tightness, tingling in back of both legs from mid buttocks to knees about 50x/day. Xray normal. 8 months now?

Lower back pain on spine, mid back muscle tightness, tingling in back of both legs from mid buttocks to knees about 50x/day. Xray normal. 8 months now?

Back pain: Plain film XRays are not enough to determine persistent Los back pain. You need and MRI. Talk with your doctor it sounds like a disc problem. But would need to know your full medical history ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, more like stabbing pains. I hurt under my buttock and down my right leg to my knee. Help?

I have lower back pain, more like stabbing pains. I hurt under my buttock and down my right leg to my knee. Help?

Maybe: The symptoms need to be worked up first. Sounds like sciatica or lubar disc problem. Xrays, cat scan, mr of lubar spine, emg+nct of lower extremities, would all be reasonable. See your doc for an eval before tryig to " fix "it yourself or going to a chiropractor. ...Read more

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Burning lower back pain goes into hip and ocasionaly makes left leg feel very heavy?

Burning lower back pain goes into hip and ocasionaly makes left leg feel very heavy?

See a neurologist: You may have severe degenerative arthritis or herniated disc in low back which is causing pinching of sciatic nerve. You will need an MRI Scan of low back and possibly other tests before definitive treatment can be decided. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. In the right butt check and down the leg. Also burning pain in right hip.?

Pain in the back: The set of symptoms described most likely relates to nerve compression as they exit the spine. This is most commonly due to spinal stenosis or possibly a prolapsed disc. Further evaluation may be required. ...Read more

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Chronic neck and lower back pain. Tingling burning in shoulders and legs. And headaches. What is wrong?

Chronic neck and lower back pain. Tingling burning in shoulders and legs. And headaches. What is wrong?

Consult Physician: You have headache, neck and back pain, burning in shoulders and legs. It is impossible to guess what is causing your symptoms without a more detailed history including past and family history and examination. If indicated the doctor may order some tests like blood test and/or imaging like X-ray /cat scan or MRI ...Read more

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Lower back pain, been feeling a weird sensation at bottom of one buttock, and down both my legs. My feet been hurting to especially. Is this sciatica?

Lower back pain, been feeling a weird sensation at bottom of one buttock, and down both my legs. My feet been hurting to especially. Is this sciatica?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Odorless colorless discharge. No pain or burning. But leg and lower back pain (not a lot) I had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago. Is this a sign of STD?

Odorless colorless discharge. No pain or burning. But leg and lower back pain (not a lot) I had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago. Is this a sign of STD?

Could be: With your set of symptoms, it is possible that there is an STD at some stage, but there may be something else going on such as a UTI or a musculoskeletal problem. You should definitely see your doctor and discuss the symptoms. At the very least, a good history, exam, and urine test will help answer some of your questions. ...Read more

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Lower back pain between ribcage and pelvis right side, spot tender to touch, radiating to buttock and leg hot patch made it worse, what could this be?

Lower back pain between ribcage and pelvis right side, spot tender to touch, radiating to buttock and leg hot patch made it worse, what could this be?

Many things: It could be caused by a herniated disc, spinal arthritis, something called spinal stenosis or a list of other things. As always, it is difficult to say what is causing a patients pain without seeing them in person. I would simply admonish you to see your doctor if it is really bothering you. ...Read more

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Will arachnoiditis always show on mri? My symptoms are burning legs&feet, leg cramps weakness in legs, no loss of refelx. Lower back pain. Other causes?

Will arachnoiditis always show on mri? My symptoms are burning legs&feet, leg cramps weakness in legs, no loss of refelx. Lower back pain. Other causes?

Sometimes: Arachnoiditis is often seen on MRI as clumping of nerve roots or adherences of nerve roots to the overlying dura. The findings can range from very subtle to quite obvious. ...Read more

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Can lower back pain cause hurting in legs, pelvic, and arms. It's sometimes a burning feeling also, aching in muscles, joint pain.?

Fibromyalgia?: 30's female with "burning aching" pain in "low back, pelvis & arms" considers "muscle & joint pain". A complete examination is needed to rule out systemic disorders such as autoimmune & endocrine disorders. If nothing specific found consider Fibromyalgia. See an Osteopath. See comments: ...Read more

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I have lower back pain when I move a certain way, I also get a dull ache in lower stomach region also it radiates to my buttocks and back of thigh??

I have lower back pain when I move a certain way, I also get a dull ache in lower stomach region also it radiates to my buttocks and back of thigh??

Nerve, bone or joint: There can be a lot of considerations You need to discuss with your physician. This may not be serious but it needs evaluation. First a history and physical. Then lab and imaging of back and abdomen After these initial tests then new decisions will be made. ...Read more

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What are lower back pain, & numbness in right buttock and right thigh symptoms of?

What are lower back pain, & numbness in right buttock and right thigh symptoms of?

High lumbar disc: The combination of back pain, with numbness/pain radiating into front of thigh but not past the knee suggests a disc herniation l2-3 or l3-4. This is a <10% occurrence of all hnp. Other causes like piriformis syndrome (pressure on sciatic nerve due to pressure from hip muscle), or problems with the hip can also mimic these symptoms. Based upon age, hnp or piriformis most likely. ...Read more

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Low back pain, aching saddle area, buttocks, thighs, hips and legs also achy. So uncomfortable. Cauda equina?

Low back pain, aching saddle area, buttocks, thighs, hips and legs also achy. So uncomfortable. Cauda equina?

Cauda equnina: Usually is not is usually not associated with back pain. Numbness in the Saddle area as well as urinary retention or bowel incontinence may be seen. ...Read more

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Can cauda equina come on slowly? Have had extremely achy buttocks, thighs, hips and legs for 2 months. Low back pain started 2 weeks ago. Urinating mor

Can cauda equina come on slowly? Have had extremely achy buttocks, thighs, hips and legs for 2 months. Low back pain started 2 weeks ago. Urinating mor

Cauda equina: Syndrome if due to a tumor or Paget's disease can evolve slowly but typically pain is not a major symptom (in contradistinction to numbness, weakness or incontinence) ...Read more

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I have low back pain with pain down the front of the leg when sitting? Could this be a disk problem? I also have burning in the low back?

I have low back pain with pain down the front of the leg when sitting? Could this be a disk problem? I also have burning in the low back?

Spine Injury: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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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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I have had tailbone and upper buttock/low back pain when sitting down for 3 months, now having a constant ache in legs, neck, upper back. MRIs normal?

May be soft tissue: This may be muscular, tendon, bursa and less likely neurologic. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Hip pain from injury that won't go away after 5 weeks. Now causing low back pain, inner thigh pain by groin, and buttocks pain. What can I do?

Hip pain from injury that won't go away after 5 weeks. Now causing low back pain, inner thigh pain by groin, and buttocks pain. What can I do?

Sacroiliac ligament: Sounds like you are having referred pain from sacroiliac (SI) dysfunction. Would be good to be evaluated for this by your family doctor. Best treatment is a small injection of anesthesia and steroid into the specific area of the SI ligament. Depending on injury, could also be a hop labral tear that can give same symptoms. You need to be evaluated in person. ...Read more

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Low back pain that goes down rt buttock down to the outside of my thigh that is10 on the pain scale Have seen a ortho & he told me to do stretching exercises then he told me pt xray dsnt show anything?

Low back pain that goes down rt buttock down to the outside of my thigh that is10 on the pain scale Have seen a ortho & he told me to do stretching exercises then he told me pt xray dsnt show anything?

Radiating pain: The pain you describe sounds like you may have a nerve impingement syndrome like "sciatica" that is affecting your R leg. The regular X-ray will not shoe nerve entrapment. You can try Physical therapy and stretching with nsaids, but if you do not improve, you may need an MRI and follow-up with the Ortho. Good luck. ...Read more

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17 yr-old competitive golfer with right low back deep burning pain on and off for 7 months. CT and 2 MRIs were negative. What to evaluate next.....?

17 yr-old competitive golfer with right low back deep burning pain on and off for 7 months. CT and 2 MRIs were negative. What to evaluate next.....?

Nerve root: Although CT/MRI are good for obvious nerve damage, muscular and soft tissue injuries are not as easily to pinpoint, as well as stretching of nerve roots and the resultant pain - I suggest symptomatic treatment including appropriate physical therapy, rest, and medication, if appropriate from your provider if choice ...Read more

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I have lower back pain that radiate down the front of my legs what could be?

I have lower back pain that radiate down the front of my legs what could be?

Pinched nerve: Rest your back and try otc ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen). If pain persists beyond a week or so or if you develop any weakness of your legs, you need immediate medical attention ...Read more

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I have lower back pain which causes my left leg to go numb right behind the kneecap.

L4 or unrelated: L5 and S1 nerve root impingement produces discomfort that radiates below the knee all the way to the foot. L4 root can produce numbness down to the knee but usually not just behind the knee. Baker's cysts and other problems behing the knee joint can produce numbness behaind the knee but are unrelated to back pain. To sort this all out you will need to undergo an assessment. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and it goes into the right leg it also goes up to the shoulder and pains also in the groin.?

I have lower back pain and it goes into the right leg it also goes up to the shoulder and pains also in the groin.?

Need Physical Exam: This is not atypical pattern that we normally see. You really should contact your primary care provider to be examined for any unifying process. ...Read more

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I have been on pain meds. For 6yrs. I have lower back pain, right leg pain/numbness and it seems my whole right side is worse?

If your back pain: Is increasing and you are not getting better I would recommend visiting a spine doc or pain doc to see what else can be done. Chronic pain med use is often worse than the back problem itself. Treatments can include therapy, steroids, cortisone injections, bracing and surgery. If it is getting worse definitely see a spine doc or orthopaedist. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more