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A common cause of pain in the low back or buttock region is a condition called sciatica. Sciatica pain often radiates from the lower back down through the buttock and leg. Many patients who stick to a regular program of gentle exercises and physical therapy have great results recovering from sciatica pain and preventing future episodes.
Piriformis syndrome is considered a neuromuscular disorder occurring when the piriformis muscles forces compression upon the sciatic nerve. Runners tend to experience injuries to the piriformis because of the repetitive back and forth shifting of their body weight while running. The pain may be felt in the buttocks or it may present itself as pain traveling down the back of the leg. The sciatic nerve has various branches for pain to travel along, which may make it hard to diagnose. Another cause of low back pain, buttock pain, hip pain or even leg pain may be attributed to dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint (SI joint). The symptoms of an SI joint dysfunction may feel very similar to pain caused by sciatica.
Symptoms of low back pain and buttock pain:
Possible reasons for low back pain and buttock pain:
The treatment options for low back or buttock pain will depend heavily on the condition at the root cause your low back or buttock pain along with your symptoms and personal goals. Your physician can help you determine the best treatment options of your low back or buttock pain, including physical therapy. If you don't have a prescription for physical therapy treatment from your doctor, you may still be able to visit an Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy location near you for treatment, depending on the rules of the state you live in.
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