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Please help Chronic pain in the buttocks.

Please help me find the answer to my pain.

I have fibromyalgia and I am in pain ever day.

I did suffered a few years with debilitating IT Ban pain in my left leg with lower back pain. I was referred to a reputable Neuro Surgeon and my MRI showed spondylolesthesis L4-L5 with bi-lateral pars defect. My surgeon said he could help me and could relieve my leg pain, which he did do but with my fibro he could not gaurentee my back pain would leave after he did an extensive laminectomy and it hasn't, he was right.

My surgery was January 15, 2013 and after my surgery I felt good. Then in late February of 2013 I started feeling pain in what I thought was my right hip, but after doing my own massage it seems the pain is not my hip, but my right cheek of my buttocks running downward from my waist and toward the right, in the bone that you sit on. The pain burns and hurts so bad I can barely massage it without having chills with the extreme pain.

I can not lay down on that side at all, I cannot lay on my back to sleep with out pain in that area and it then also moves downward to the outside of my calfe of that leg down to the top of my foot. The pain is very bad, deep painful burning aching and it gives me chills,
Can anyone help with the understaning of my problem.

I am also so sick from my fibro.

Thank you,



  • gaj399ggaj399 Posts: 270
    edited 07/20/2013 - 9:00 PM
    help you, hopefully someone with more experience with your symptoms will come on and give you some advise. In the mean time I'd like to welcome you to spine health, there are so many people with experience and so many people willing to help that I'm sure you will get an answer or a suggestion of what may be going on with your pain. I know it's very frustrating not knowing what's going on to cause the pain.

    I wish you well and a less painfull evening.
  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
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    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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