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severe buttock pain

back2mebback2me Posts: 3
edited 04/09/2014 - 10:44 AM in Lower Back Pain
Last August I experienced severe pain in the upper right buttock area (an inch or two to the right of S1 area). After weeks without relief, I saw an orthopedic doctor and had an injection at the SI joint (which only helped for a week or so). I've had this pain going on 8 months now and have recently had such discomfort when driving, prolonged sitting and turning in bed. I've had an L5-S1 PLIF back in 2008 and had another MRI done in December 2013 due to an emergency room visit when I couldn't bend my left knee due to nerve pain.

The MRI showed a bulging disc at L4 and right severe foraminal stenosis at L5 with nerve root compression and moderate to severe on the left. After consulting with the orthopedic doctor, he suggested that I join a yoga class and try and get more exercise in. I turned 50 last year and have since gained 40 lbs. after having arthroscopic surgeries on both knees and was unable to exercise much (turning 50 didn't help either). However, the back pain started before the first of the two surgeries.

Based on the MRI findings, is it possible that the pain in my lower back (upper right buttock area) is a nerve-related issue due to the compression? Stretching that area is just too painful right now. Any ideas from those experiencing similar symptoms? Thanks for reading and offering suggestions.

Debbie
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