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Can piriformis syndrome cause lower back pain?

Can piriformis syndrome cause lower back pain?

Yes: Yes it can. If my opinion, this condition is overdiagnosed and there are several more common causes of back pain, especially in a young person. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Piriformis Syndrome (Definition)

Describes pain experienced in the buttock which may travel down the thigh or up toward the lower back, most commonly made worse by sitting. The pain results from flexing of the piriformis muscle that places pressure on the sciatic nerve which ...Read more


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Does piriformis syndrome cause pain at back of knee?

Yes: The piriformis syndrome is caused by the piriformis muscle compressing the sciatic nerve. Usually it causes pain and tingling in the buttocks, but if the compression is severe enough it can cause pain down the length of the sciatic nerve in the leg. There are a number of treatments available to avoid surgery. An Orthopedic surgeon or Physiatrist can recommend such modalities ...Read more

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Iliopsoas syndrome , low back is being twisted causing pinched nerve , pelvis inflammation, spinal tilt, hip pain, constipation, stretching seems to hep?

Iliopsoas syndrome , low back is being twisted causing pinched nerve , pelvis inflammation, spinal tilt, hip pain, constipation, stretching seems to hep?

Consider these: http://www.merckmedicus.com/patient-handouts/hip-flexor-strain-exercises also think about taking an anti-inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen if you are not allergic nor have kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, or diabetic (ask for personal doctors' advice). ...Read more

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Acute hip pain. With back. Pain and. Leg pain?

Acute hip pain. With back. Pain and. Leg pain?

Back pain/ sciatica: Sounds like mostly low back pain from early arthritis or a disc problem with nerve irritation see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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Is sciatica pain different from back pain?

Is sciatica pain different from back pain?

Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg, . ...Read more

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Servere sciatic pain and lower lumbar pain after bowel movement?

Servere sciatic pain and lower lumbar pain after bowel movement?

Compression neuritis: get examined with emphasis on the pelvis and lumbosacral spine. You may need anti inflammatory medicine and an MRI of the lS spine. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hip pain, low back pain, knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Leg ...

I am experiencing  hip pain, low back pain, knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Leg ...

Multifactorial pain: Without exam/MRI difficult to label your pains. Low back, hip, leg pain and numbness clearly CAN be related to indicate disc problems in the low back with resultant discogenic and radicular pain. Ibuprofen/naproxen/acetaminophen can help some pain. For diagnosis/treatment, you need a lumbar spine MRI and formal evaluation to see if all problems tie together. Treatment possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes extreme buttock pain with radiating pain down entire leg?

What causes extreme buttock pain with radiating pain down entire leg?

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. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause harsh lower back pain that runs down the left bum & leg , bladder pain, femoral pain and fever?

Polyradiculopathy : A pinched nerve in the low back can commonly cause back pain as well as pain in the lower extremity ("bum", leg, femur, etc.). If the femoral pain is in the front of the thigh, it is likely multiple nerves are irritated at the same time. "bladder pain" and fever may be due to a separate entity such as a uti. However, spinal cord infection & cauda equina syndrome must be ruled out->an emergency. ...Read more

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Lower back pain with stomach pain radiating down leg?

Lower back pain with stomach pain radiating down leg?

See your PCP: You need a thorough evaluation by your primary care provider and probably some i, aging studies and perhaps a referral to a specialist for a consultation. ...Read more

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Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hamstring, lower back, inner thigh pain, & and pain right above foot. Compartment Syndrome or Sciatica issue?

Hamstring, lower back, inner thigh pain, & and pain right above foot. Compartment Syndrome or Sciatica issue?

Comprehensiveness: Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions. To accurately diagnose and treat patients, we will utilize imaging studies, electro-diagnostic evaluations, history ; physical examinations, targeted physical therapy, appropriate and responsible medication management and cutting-edge interventional procedures. ...Read more

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Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Pyriformis/sciatic: Yes thigh stiffness in the back of the thigh can certainly be present in the conditions above. Pain should also be present to some extent. ...Read more

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How cushing syndrome causes back pain?

Weight gain: Can cause it. Also, high cortisol levels will lead over time to bone loss, particularly in the spines of the back, which can lead to back pain. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What is radicular joint and disc back pain?

"radiating pain": If refers to radiating pain from a specific nerve distribution - usually from an upper region to a lower region, i.e. Back down th leg, or neck to the arm or shoulder. . Each nerve carries a signal (and pain) to a specific anatomic location. (compare to a sprained ankle that can be diffusely painful and numb rather than focally numb and painful in one location. ...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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more