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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


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Do you think I should still consult my chiropractor for severe lower back/buttock/both leg sciatic pain?

Do you think I should still consult my chiropractor for severe lower back/buttock/both leg sciatic pain?

Probably best: To see your pain physician who will examine you, order an MRI and determine whether conservative or more aggressive treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my l side sciatic px is from piriformis syndrome or herniated disk? The pain intensity varies & at time only in my l low back/buttock. When I have leg pain to my left foot goes cold.

How can I tell if my l side sciatic px is from piriformis syndrome or herniated disk? The pain intensity varies & at time only in my l low back/buttock. When I have leg pain to my left foot goes cold.

Sometimes : It's very difficult to differentiate between those two. A good physical exam and history necessary. Avoid positions that worse the pain. An MRI sometimes necessary to r/o hnp. Ice, rest and stretching exercises will improved a piriformis syndrome. Also the use of nsaids meds sometimes indicated. Can take long. I went through ps symptoms in the past. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back, through buttock inside right thigh, down leg. Sometimes goes away, but comes back again. Came on after increase in exercise. Pull?

Pain in lower back, through buttock inside right thigh, down leg. Sometimes goes away, but comes back again. Came on after increase in exercise. Pull?

Sciatica: This sounds like a nerve root irritation from a protruding or herniated lumbar disc. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My top buttock, lower back, right growing, right thigh has pain when i walk or get up and lift my right leg it has pain in my right growing and back?

My top buttock, lower back, right growing, right thigh has pain when i walk or get up and lift my right leg it has pain in my right growing and back?

Pulled muscle: Symptoms named can occur from pulled muscles in groin or pelvis (often due to strain, overuse, excessive stretch). Hip joint problems and sacroiliac joint problems are also possibilities. Less likely is a pinched nerve in the spine. ...Read more

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I have a tight pulling pain in the lower back and a cramp pain in my buttock running down the back of the leg?

I have a tight pulling pain in the lower back and a cramp pain in my buttock running down the back of the leg?

WeaslesRipMyFlesh!!!: Is there a German Shepard clamped onto your butt?Or it just feels like that?Or maybe it's like someone stuck you in the lower butt with a hot poker with molten lead running down the back of your leg?Or maybe like a weasel crawled into your but and is gnawing its way out by way of your leg?Or...well,you get the picture-- i mean I get the picture. Sounds like sciatica and you should see your doctor ...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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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more