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What causes lower back pain just above the buttocks on the right side?

What causes lower back pain just above the buttocks on the right side?

See below: Several things can. You have symptoms which could be severe and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 to if I am experiencing lower back pain near the buttocks?

What to if I am experiencing lower back pain near the buttocks?

Buttock Pain: This can be the result of sacroiliac pain or referred lumbar pain. Pain in the si joint, where the pelvis meets the spine, is not terribly uncommon. This pain usually worsens with any weightbearing on pelvis (sitting, standing, lying on side). One or both sides may hurt. Injection is diagnostic, and pt usually helps. Referred pain may be arthritic disc or nerve pressure. Piriformis another cause. ...Read more

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Experiencing lower back pain, is pain in the buttocks region typical?

Yes: This is what is known as referred pain similar to when one may experience with a heart attack and the pain can go to the left arm even though the problem is in the heart. ...Read more

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What can cause horrible lower back pain that radiates into the buttocks?

Pinched back nerve: A nerve compression in the lower back would be the most common cause; this can be from a slipped disc in the lower back pinching a spinal nerve root, or from arthritis of the bones around those nerves. If this happened suddenly, it means a disc could have slipped at the time the pain started. Treatment is not bedrest (except for maybe a day) but gradually increasing movement along with medications. ...Read more

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For the past 2 or 3 days now I have this annoying lower back pain right about my buttocks. Whenever I bend over sometimes it shoots right into my back?

For the past 2 or 3 days now I have this annoying lower back pain right about my buttocks. Whenever I bend over sometimes it shoots right into my back?

Sciatica: It is very likely you have sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be irritated with carrying weight, excessive bending or a simple back strain. Furthermore the relative weakness of your ab muscles can contribute. Recommend tylenol, (acetaminophen) exercise and ab strengthening. Might want to check with a pt for help as well. ...Read more

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Lower back pain. I'm 16 and in rotc. Hurts to bend over and sit down. All across lower back and I can feel mild pain in center of left buttocks?

What did you do?: You are so young. What did you do? Did you have trauma? You need to be examine and offer a very thorough history. Start there ...Read more

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Lower back pain worse when lying down. Worse when sitting. Located almost in buttocks. Does not radiate. What could it be? Is ice or heat better?

Lower back pain worse when lying down. Worse when sitting. Located almost in buttocks. Does not radiate. What could it be? Is ice or heat better?

Pelvis joint: Female with low back pain & sciatica worse sitting/lying likely has unilateral sacroiliac joint subluxation; whereby lumbar nerves are tugged & impinged where they exit lumbar vertebra foramina. Sacroiliac joint instability is highly associated with sciatica. See comments: ...Read more

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I have lower back pain by buttocks area what is it? Have neck arthritus

I have lower back pain by buttocks area what is it? Have neck arthritus

Possibly SI joint: The sacroiliac joint is where the hip bones join the spine. Arthritis of this joint is often felt as pain in the buttocks sometimes extending down the thigh. It can be easily treated by an injection in the joint. ...Read more

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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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Lower back pain over buttocks. Worse when lying down or sitting. What could it be? Is ice or heat better? Don't remember doing anything to cause it

Arthritis/stenosis: This could just be some arthritis of the back. In an acute injury it is technically better to use ice. If no injury, then which ever of ice or heat helps. You could also have some stenosis (just means narrowing) irritating (pinching) a nerve causing the buttock pain. If it doesn't get better on its own after a week or two consider doing some physical therapy to strengthen your core and back. ...Read more

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Lower stomach pain and lower back pain near my buttocks?

Is it neurologic?: First, is your problem neurologic; or is it due to intrapelvic issue or abdominal problems. If neurologic, most likely a problem with lower lumbar nerves can cause buttock pain but lower abdominal pain (not pelvic pain) usually involves upper lumbar nerve roots. However problems with uterus, etc, colon can cause very similar symptoms, requiring quite different treatment. ...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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Severe lower back pain, both sides down to buttocks. Can't sit, or straighten back tried nsaids & pain meds, nothin helps lying down ok, hard to get up?

Severe lower back pain, both sides down to buttocks. Can't sit, or straighten back tried nsaids & pain meds, nothin helps lying down ok, hard to get up?

Low back pain: The pain you describe may be related to the lumbar spine or the pelvis and hips. I would recommend a visit to a neurosurgeon or spine specialist who may recommend physical therapy, pain management or an imaging study to evaluate and treat the pain. ...Read more

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62 female, right lower back pain when laying down radiates towards buttocks for two years. UT and GI checked. Ovaries removed. HELP!!

62 female, right lower back pain when laying down radiates towards buttocks for two years. UT and GI checked. Ovaries removed. HELP!!

Not sure what is: Meant by UT? Has this been evaluated from an orthopedic standpoint? If not- that would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more

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Sharp lower back pain right above buttocks hurts to squat or bend over also testicle pain hurts also to move a certain way while sitting pain 8 of 10?

Sharp lower back pain right above buttocks hurts to squat or bend over also testicle pain hurts also to move a certain way while sitting pain 8 of 10?

See remark: Is there a swelling in testicle, had any trauma? .With
severity of pain of 8/10, I suggest you seek medical help
preferably see a urologist.
As for your low back pain, this is to be taken care of after tending to your testicular pain.
I do not know what you do, is your work exertional?
This can be managed @ same visit
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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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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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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