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I have tingling and pain in my left buttock and down the back and outer thigh when sitting or lying down. Both buttocks hurt when I sit for too long. My lower back hurts and the left side is painful when I press with my fingers, on the sacro area. Sometimes the pain is also on the front hip, near the groin area. The pain goes away when standing or walking. I had this pain for over a year now which started from sitting in a n office chair for more than 8 hours a day with very limited getting up. I have been diagnosed with piriformis syndrome and hip bursitis but MRI did not reveal these conditions. I was injected cortisone in the piriformis muscle but it didn’t help at all! I am consumed with this pain which, while is not excruciating, it’s affecting me physically and emotionally as I dread sitting down and going to bed.
I am very good at stretching and practice gentle yoga. I also received some PT. It seems that the pain and tingling is now moving lower on the back of the leg and the sole of my foot. Medication is not helping much. I no longer enjoy reading or watching TV propped on a bed or couch!
Did anyone go through all this before being diagnosed with SI? Should I see an orthopedist? I would appreciate any insight provided. ☺️ Thank you!