Hello everyone, I will try to make this question short as my full story would take a while to write up and I just joined.
My question is, can a pinched nerve in the lower spine that causes sciatic pain which travels from the lower back through the buttocks all the way in to the foot, as in my case, cause the lower buttocks to swell and be sensitive to the touch ? Or would the swelling be an indication of a 2nd condition such as piriformis syndrome or something else? My doctor somewhat ignored my question and didnt give me a straight answer, he just said some of my patients had the same symptoms.
My history in short: 32 years, about 3 years of sciatic pain on right side and lower back pain. Had 3 sets of epidural injections in lower spine and most recently ct guided piriformis injections- none of which provided much relief. Take gralise 1800mg daily and flexiril as needed to help me sleep. Pain pills dont agree with my stomach so i try to go without. My pain goes from a 4 to unvearable as soon as i sit down. So i am standing at work which is a pain cause i dont have a standing desk yet in my cubicle and i am 6 ft 5.
Thanks for any responses.