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I have an aching pain in my left buttock which is unbearable. Its come after having lower back pain and it seem worse when im resting.

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
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In brief: Sciatica

30's male with unilateral low back ; buttock pain describes sciatica.
If acute use rest ; heat. If chronic (more than 2-3 mo) concen for lumbar disk, pyriformis syndrome, sacroiliac joint (sij) disorder, etc. Osteopaths can discern. I have found young males often incur chronic sciatica from extreme sports participation w. Permanent sij injury ; subluxation (occupational disabilities guidelines).

In brief: Sciatica

30's male with unilateral low back ; buttock pain describes sciatica.
If acute use rest ; heat. If chronic (more than 2-3 mo) concen for lumbar disk, pyriformis syndrome, sacroiliac joint (sij) disorder, etc. Osteopaths can discern. I have found young males often incur chronic sciatica from extreme sports participation w. Permanent sij injury ; subluxation (occupational disabilities guidelines).
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stretch

Many possibilities: lay on back and having someone slowly stretch your entire leg vertically-maybe piriformis muscle in your buttock needs stretching (look up stretches).
Then lay on your stomach and do the same, keeping leg straight, raise knee toward the ceiling-if that hurts, consider your sacro-iliac joint as the source of your pain, and take Ibuprofen if kidney ok, no high blood pressure...

In brief: Stretch

Many possibilities: lay on back and having someone slowly stretch your entire leg vertically-maybe piriformis muscle in your buttock needs stretching (look up stretches).
Then lay on your stomach and do the same, keeping leg straight, raise knee toward the ceiling-if that hurts, consider your sacro-iliac joint as the source of your pain, and take Ibuprofen if kidney ok, no high blood pressure...
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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