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Old 12-12-2016, 01:19 PM
 
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I've had sciatic and normally (Well for me) it's went through the butt cheek, not above it, but each of us may feel differently.

see if your company has chiropractic available for treatment....
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Old 12-12-2016, 02:44 PM
 
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I would think there would be some tingling or numbness if it is a pinched nerve...
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Old 12-12-2016, 03:10 PM
 
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This is an exercise the physical therapist prescribed for me to do for a similar pain. (Bear in mind that you should check with your own doctor or a physio before doing this.)

Lay flat on your back, legs stretched out straight. Bend your left leg and bring left knee over your right leg. Press a little on the bent knee with your hand. This stretches the muscle that goes through your butt cheek. Hold for a count of 20. Ditto right leg. You should feel stretching, but no pain. Stop if there is pain.

Also stretch your back by standing facing the wall, palms flat on the wall. Do a small lunge forward step with one leg, keeping back straight and hands on wall. Hold for a count of 20. Do the other leg ditto. Feel stretching but no pain, stop if there is pain.

There are several others, but these help most. I do a whole series of stretching exercises every day now. Yes, I'm overweight and mostly sedentary.

Look up exercises for "sciatic pain" and "piriformis syndrome". But you really should consult with a physical therapist to prescribe a good set of exercises for your specific issue.
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:30 PM
 
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Thanks so much all and 601 especially. I truly believe it is not kidney and that I did something to myself while grabbing lip gloss that fell under the gas pedal while driving. I was flailing myself to try to reach it. Then went about carrying heavy laudry up 3 flights of stairs because nothing was wrong, yet.Really really dumb.
Going to an internist tomorrow and got several chiro referrals from friends at work.
I can.t take pain meds so that has me in a panic as well.
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Old 12-13-2016, 12:30 AM
 
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Definitely go to a physical therapist, NOT a chiropractor. Ask your doctor for a referral.

When I had my problem in 2014 I went to my regular doctor, who told me: "Chiropractors work so that you have to keep going back to them. Physical therapists work so that you never have to see them again." Then he gave me the referral. I found that was true - I went to the PT once a week for three and a half months and have never needed to go back. My neighbors, on the other hand, constantly go to the chiropractor (at least 2x a month), and now the chiro they see has "discovered" that their son (age 13) needs to start coming regularly to be "adjusted", too.
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:14 AM
 
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Having been through this, I agree with 601halfdozen0theother that a physical therapist is the way to go. They will guide you on exercises for the legs and back and also exercises to firm up your core and help your posture. You will learn what to do and then continue doing the exercises at home long after you are finished with your therapy sessions. Youtube has physical therapists that demonstrate a few basic execises, but when you go to a p.t., you will be getting a broad treatment for flexibility and for strengthening supporting areas. If you try these on your own, go easy.... don't over do it. Here's an example...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oPHrX_oALk
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:55 PM
 
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Yeah, another vote here for skipping the chiropractor.
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Old 12-23-2016, 12:33 AM
 
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Kidney stones was the first thing that came to my mind, only because I have had them before (but it usually wouldn't be just a little pain). That's how everyone advises. Go to see your doc please.
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Old 12-23-2016, 06:35 AM
 
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Could be the piriformis muscle. I have piriformis syndrome. It's truly a pain in the butt.
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