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Pain in my butt when sitting

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,550
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:27 AM in Chronic Pain
I have horrible ongoing pain in my butt when i sit for more that 5 minutes. Does anyone have a problem with this?


  • I have the same thing, and for me it is SI (sacro-iliac joint) instability/pain, brought on my delivery of my son (onset about 5 months post delivery), though it could be facet joint pain or something else. Have you seen a doctor yet? I would try a Physical Medicine dr. or back specialist. Good luck!
  • experience pain when I sit. For me it is my facet joints. I get pain in my butt, hip area and down my leg to front of thigh to knee. I can only sit for a few minutes at a time.
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  • Yes, I can't sit without pain. This started with L4-S1 herniation about 3 years ago and I have damage in the sciatic nerve which is probably permanent after 2 surgeries. My option now is to put in a neurostimulator in the near future. My back constantly hurts and it feels like I've sat on a cymberblock forever.
  • Have you had an MRI? I have pain in the butt also sitting and I tend to lean to one side. I have a tiny footstool to rest my legs and it helps. I have a infrared platinum heating pad and sit on that for a few minutes and it helps. Good luck and hope to hear more about your MRI results. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,630
    edited 04/11/2013 - 5:53 AM
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    Some of what you describes is classic sciatic pain. Depending on what disc may be involved, your pain starts in your buttock (where it is most concentrated) and then radiates down your leg to your foot. (What side of the disc is damage, will determine which leg is being impacted.
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  • I presently have that issue - esp. if i drive too long. But i do believe it is a result from my spine and muscles. But this is a past experience - it is an oddity, but true

    About 12 years ago, butt/hip pain - did not radiate, but was very painful to sit - i would kneel at my desk at work by the end of the day - it felt better than sitting. Could only handle @ 15minutes in a car before the pain got really bad. I had to sleep on couch with rt leg bent and leaning on back cushions. Long story short - years of pt, injections and opinions - there was a benign tumor (lipoma) that sat under my hip area bones - my bones would hit it when i sat - hence the pain - there was one at the surface, that is what they were removing when they saw the other. It did not show up on 2 mri's (once as a possible edema) - but never thought much of it.

    Had to share this - it is odd to have it in the body cavity, but i spent 3 years in pain and lots of money. I went back to every doc and showed them the findings. I needed to validate myself and show that weird things do happen.
  • I too, have pain in my butt when sitting. Some of it is sciatic but it could also be the pudendal nerve is being irritated or trapped. I'm currently going through the process of determining whether or not I have pudendal neuralgia (PN), which consists of a series of 3 injections into your butt. Thought I would share because PN isn't too common and many doctors do not know about it. I had to see a PN specialist but some PT's are also familiar with it, you just have to check before hand to make sure. Anyway, I suggest you look up PN on the internet and see if any of the other symptoms associated with it apply to you. Good luck!

  • I don't know if you have ever tried a muscle relaxer but I have been in several motor vehicle accidents and get aches and pains in my lower back, butt and hips and a friend told me about a muscle relaxer called Soma. Here's a site where you can get it online and you just fill out a form and the doctor approves it and they send it to your house. Worth a try for you. The site was: www.nowhere.com
    Hope it works for you!

    Post edited to remove URL. Solicitation is not permitted on Spine-Health
    User notified and warned

    Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health Administrator, 03/29/09
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