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What is this burning/numbing pain around buttocks?

I have a herniated L5/S1 disc for more than ten years. There is also sciatica pain on left leg especially if I put weight on that leg. This condition got worse gradually over the years. Now there is a new symtom: the area around my buttocks has a searing, burning, numbing sensation when I sit for more than an hour. If I'm standing, walking, sleeping that feeling goes away. This bothers me more than the occasional sciatica pain in left leg.

Does anyone have this "pain" and is this related to L5/S1 herniated disc, or is this caused by another herniated disc elsewhere?


  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 3,421
    Hello painback

    No one here is going to be able to answer that question, only your doctor. And, have you seen a specialist for this?

    But from what you are describing, it sounds like nerves. But if it is related to your current or another herniated disc, only your doctor will be able to tell with the right imaging.

    I have all of the pain, burning, twitching of nerves but I also have 4 bulging disc in the same area, L2 - L6 (S1).

    Below is a link to Spine-Health's Library of Articles. There you will find valuable information to research on. Keep us posted on how you are doing.
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