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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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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?

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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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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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. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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