Five years ago I had surgery for an L5-S1 herniated disc. It did not change my pain level or increase my mobility at all. Since then I've done PT (no results) and had a few other problems pop up, like the outside of my left food has been numb for almost a year and had painful bursitis flare-ups in both hips (luckily cortisone zapped that).
Now I'm having significant pain in my butt (literally) on the left side, which is where I also have all my back pain.
Could all these be connected? What should I tell my Dr. to look for. I'm worried he's just going to send me to 12 more weeks of pointless PT.
Could this be piriformis syndrome?