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From sitting or sleeping, i develop a dullish pain in the back of the thigh near the buttock in a single spot. Pain walking, lifting leg, shifting or rotating leg. What nerve is this and what to do?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management

In brief: S1 Nerve

The s1 nerve is in the back of your thigh and sometimes pinched from a disc in your lower back (l5-s1).
But if it is a single spot in your buttock, (where you bottom touches the seat when you sit, thinking more of bursa inflamed.

In brief: S1 Nerve

The s1 nerve is in the back of your thigh and sometimes pinched from a disc in your lower back (l5-s1).
But if it is a single spot in your buttock, (where you bottom touches the seat when you sit, thinking more of bursa inflamed.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management

In brief: Stretch/Rest

Most likely you have some version of sciatica.
Sciatica is a symptom from a pinched nerve in your back. What nerve is it? No one knows unless imaging is done. This is typically done after conservative care is exhausted. Rest, stretching, learning core strengthening exercises and using nsaids to help are the best ways to help back pain. If it persists see your doctor for other options.

In brief: Stretch/Rest

Most likely you have some version of sciatica.
Sciatica is a symptom from a pinched nerve in your back. What nerve is it? No one knows unless imaging is done. This is typically done after conservative care is exhausted. Rest, stretching, learning core strengthening exercises and using nsaids to help are the best ways to help back pain. If it persists see your doctor for other options.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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