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Can DDD cause pain in butt when sitting

tandyttandy Posts: 7
edited 04/08/2015 - 10:18 PM in Degenerative Disc Disease
I recently had an pelvic x ray showing I have degenerative disc disease of the lower spine. I'm having pain in my butt when I go to sit down and it then the pain tapers off while sitting. It may last a few minutes. It does feel like the pain is in my butt bones. Could degenerative disc disease cause this. My doctor says I should have physical therapy and take Tylenol to control pain.


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  • Hi Tandy. My advice is you get it check thoroughly. I got it too and it is really painful. As i let it drag too long. Now got foot hip pain too. Hope you get well soon. Lee
  • I went to the doctor today and she's ordering an MRI of the spine. I had a pelvic x ray done and it showed DDD in the 2 lower discs of the lumbar spine. Are the 2 lower discs L4 and L5? Or they L1 and L2?
  • Hi Tandy,it`s better to check with your doctor.
  • My disc degeneration began in my lower lumbar l4-s1 and yes I got very bad shooting pains like stabbing in my tailbone when sitting. . .
  • Li JincaiLLi Jincai Posts: 8
    edited 05/13/2015 - 6:44 PM
    Hi Harry,sorry to hear that. Did you get it check yet? What did the doctor advice?
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    Wondering if you are seeing primary doctor or spinal specialist?

    After two years of working with my primary, she referred me to pain management and he also neurologist.
    My specialist ....the best for me....to order different testing. Some tests showed more spinal issues than I voiced complaint about.

    And then he was more able to treat me more specific to my issues .
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  • I'm seeing a primary. I had the MRI of the spine with no contrast and it showed degenerative disc disease in the lower spine with no pinched nerves. Can lower spine disc disease cause pain in my butt with no pinched nerves?

    Savage what other testing did you have done?
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    Everyone is different, but for me ....EMG was most revealing test to doctor.
    That is the test that showed issues in my spine that I never would have thought were there.

    It was painless, to me.
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