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Pain in lower right back/upper right buttox rapid onset

TaliamichelleTTaliamichelle Posts: 1
edited 01/29/2016 - 9:03 PM in Lower Back Pain
Hey there, just asking for some ideas, advise on what type of Doctor to see, and how to relieve this pain. I'm 23 yr old female. I don't exercise regularly but I'm not over weight or inactive- just average. About three weeks ago I started noticing I slight pain near my pelvis/ groin area when I would first stand up from a sitting or laying down position. It's been very quickly worsening.... In three weeks the pains full blow on my right lower back/ upper buttox. Everytime I stand up it feels as though my entire right leg may give out. I'm walking with an almost constant limp. The pain feels almost like a pulling or tightness/ and I still have the slight pain in my pelvis and hip as well. I have to take otc pain meds before work , after work, and even sometimes before bed. I can't stay in any position sitting for too long. It feels odd complaining about back/ hip pain being a 22 year old, but I need to do something to help alleviate the constant pain. Anyone with similar symptoms possibly- keep in mind this has only been a three week process, with no prior injury or previous pain.

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  • szylszyl Posts: 31
    edited 01/29/2016 - 10:30 PM
    I've experienced the same rapid "onslaught"...however, I am 40 years older than you....
    former semi-pro soccer player and triathlete.
    You likely have what I have: a unilateral sublexation that causes enormous pain.
    Instead of your disc being compressed from both sides, it is being compressed on ONE side.
    That makes a huge difference.
    At your age, you might be able to fight this with physical therapy.
    I was unable to do so after 7 months and 3 different PT's, all of whom were excellent.
    I am now scheduled for surgery...I have no other options.
  • denisechristine84denisechristine84 Los AngelesPosts: 37
    edited 01/30/2016 - 9:45 AM
    Hi there, so sorry to hear you are in pain. My recommendation would definitely be to make an appointment with an orthopedic doctor. They will likely do a physical examination, take X-rays, and probably recommend PT first. If your pain doesn't improve, they might recommend an MRI. From hearing your symptoms it sounds like it could possibly be a result of your SI joint. It tends to cause pain in the low back that can radiate into the hip and upper buttock. I'm not a doctor, but I've had chronic pain for 1 1/2 years and have done a lot of research over that time! I'm young too, not as young as you, but generally there is a better chance of healing when you have age on your side. I would schedule an appt with an orthopedist and to from there! You need to know what you're working with. Good luck!
    1 1/2 years chronic pain in butt, hip, and sometimes low back. 7 steroid injections (piriformis, s1, si joint, hip joint). Hip labral repair arthroscopic surgery 12/2015. Sciatic neurolysis 12/2015.
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