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left side lower back, along with left buttock and left thigh in the back

For the last 3 weeks i have had extreme pain in my lower back on the left side, and it is conmected to pain in my left side of my butt and the back of my left thigh. This pain is excruciating and makes it hard to walk, i havr to walk with a limp, and when i carry my son on my right side, the pain gets even worse. If i lay down flat on my back i get sharp pains from the lower part of my spine, right above my butt crack. And it makes me winse and tear up. This pain is all connected and i need to know if anyone knows what this is or what it could be or what i should do. I cant do this anymore. I cant take csre of my 8 month old like this.


  • It sounds like the sciatic nerve is impinged and/or inflamed. It could be caused by many different things. My recomendation to you is to go see an orthopaedic or spine specialist as soon as you can. If it is something more major the sooner you know what it is the sooner you can find the right treatment.
    As far as for now try a heating pad or ice packs to see if they help you. I am sorry you are having so much pain especially with your baby to take care of.
    Erin Roche
    L5/S1 Hemilaminectomy
    SCS implant in 2012
    plus much much more...
  • I saw my family doctor and she said its probably just a pulled muscle, and i just need ibprophen
  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 08/16/2014 - 8:07 PM

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • I've had many spine surgeries and fusions where 80% of my back is fused. However now dealing with severe pain on right side low back by waist with leg and thigh pain also generating into right butt cheek. I'm seeing a spine specialist and it has to do with the SI joint. There is a section about SI joint pain which goes into detail about the symptoms and treatments. Wish you the best
  • Hi,
    I am so sorry that you are suffering from this left leg, back and butt pain. I also have this problem but my left leg pain is
    on the front of my left thigh. You said your was on the back of your left thigh. Mine feels like severe, pounding, deep bone pain and often feels "dry" like something has eaten all the bone marrow out of my leg. I also have severe pain in the tailbone region. I often have nightmares of wolves or wild animals chewing on my leg femur bone. It is like my brain makes up reasons for this pain while I am trying to sleep through it. I have yet to have a diagnosis on it except for: Chronic Pain.
    Please let me know if you get any answers to what this may be. I have not been able to see any specialist about it because I have limited monetary resources since I have not been able to work for years due to disability.
    I am also using this post to check and see if my account is working. Sorry about that. I look forward to giving and receiving some support from you all. Thanks.
    God Bless all of us who are suffering with chronic pain and chronic health conditions.
    With Love and compassion,
  • EmeraldEEmerald Posts: 23
    edited 08/17/2014 - 9:19 AM
    Sorry guys. New here and have brain injury. Any idea how I can get my picture turned around? It is currently upside down.
    Got it.
    God Bless all of us who are suffering with chronic pain and chronic health conditions.
    With Love and compassion,
  • I pulled a muscle 3 years ago shoveling snow.  Doc said it would get better with time. It has not gotten better and has progressively gotten worse.  The pain is radiating int to my Hip and in the side of my thigh.  I have complained about it for 3 years and the doc won't do anything. I can't get a referral to physical therapy.  I have been telling him for 3 years that it's a muscle and he sent me to get an X-ray which I did not agree with because he wanted to see if I had a bulging disc or a herniated disc and I already know that I don't.  I had to pay out of pocket for these X-rays even though I know I didn't need it.  First time he says, it will go away.  After continuously complaining about it, he has said it's not Sciatic pain, It's arthritis.  Then he says lose some weight so it might get better.  I lose the majority of weight working out however, I can't work out because the pain is too much.  Lately, if I turn just right, or stand too long in one spot, my whole right side will freeze up to where I can't move or I fall down or both.  I complained about this and he just shrugs it off.  I want to know what it possibly could be so that I can figure out how to treat it so that the pain can be manager or just disappears altogether. I used to be able to take 1 Motrin and it would not hurt for 3 or 4 days.  Then I had to take 2 Motrin and the pain will disappear for maybe 2 days. Now I take anywhere from 3-4 Motrin every couple of days because the pain is so bad.  Unfortunately, I have an HMO and it's not easy trying to find another doctor that will accommodate me in my requests to fix it or make it manageable. Any ideas?
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