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How can you suddenly get extreme buttock pain with radiating pain down entire leg?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Usually sudden pain from the buttocks to the leg is associated with "sciatica", often due to disc herniation.
There are other causes such as nerve compression from spinal instability, sacroiliac dysfunction, pyriformis syndrome, and even osteoporotic fractures to the sacrum. If severe, and if having weakness, loss of sensation, and/or bowel/bladder issues, seek out emergency evaluation.

In brief: Varies

Usually sudden pain from the buttocks to the leg is associated with "sciatica", often due to disc herniation.
There are other causes such as nerve compression from spinal instability, sacroiliac dysfunction, pyriformis syndrome, and even osteoporotic fractures to the sacrum. If severe, and if having weakness, loss of sensation, and/or bowel/bladder issues, seek out emergency evaluation.
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Siatica

Disv hermiation.

In brief: Siatica

Disv hermiation.
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