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I am a 34 year old female and started having pain in my right buttocks 9 days ago. I started having pain 2 days before that but figured it was a hemorrhoid and I could deal with that. The two pains were different though and one was extreme. I went to Urgent Care last Tuesday and they said they didn't see anything except a hemorrhoid. They gave me a prescription for some cream and told me if the pain is still there after a few days then to see another doctor (forgot what kind)
I told my sister and my that this was NOT just a hemorrhoid, it was something else. A few days later I had my sister drive me to the hospital because the pain was so intense. I mean sobbing from the pain and trying to pass out. I am unable to stand, walk, sit or lay on my back or stomach. I only get slight relief by laying on my side. I had to lay on the hospital floor (on a blanket) because I couldn't sit in a chair or stand. They took me back and I explained where I was hurting and the doctor touched different places on my buttocks and told me to tell her when it hurt. I screamed in pain because it can't even be lightly touched. She said I have Sciatica and gave me a pain shot, steroid shot and a muscle relaxer. Also a prescription for muscle relaxers and Mobic. It seemed to help a bit but was back in agony the next day.
The pain started out as a 7 and its definitely a 10 now. I'm unable to even sit on the toilet. Can't even squat over it. I went back to the Urgent Care to see what they vould do for me and they gave me a pain shot and told me to see an Ortho doc. The shot didn't even touch the pain this time.
I have an appointment with an ortho today but my question is should I also see a chiropractor? I have been trying to do stretches but the pain is too intense to even do that now. I have no idea what could have caused this. The main pain is in my right buttocks but sometimes my lower back and upper leg will hurt. And I will sometimes feel pins and needles on the bottom of my foot. I am hoping the ortho will do a more in depth examination and find out how to get rid of this. The pain is unbearable.