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Old 05-12-2005, 12:56 PM   #1
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Back pain(verylow)radiating to buttocks and hips

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Hi, If this topic is already posted here I apoligize I skimmed thru and didnt see it, anyhow since Monday I have had this lower back pain, and it radiates into my buttocks, and hips, and hurts when I walk, and when I sit and than try to get up its very painful. I was wondering if this could be from sitting at the pc the wrong way, or too long, as over the weekend I was on the computer alot. Im hoping someone may know of an excercise or have anything to say about this as I do not have medical ins right now and money is kind of tight, and I was hoping to avoid having to go to a specialist. I have been taking aspirin and I tried heat and I tried cold,both helped a little but its the same today as it was Mon doesnt seem to be improving. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Sandie

 
Old 05-12-2005, 01:02 PM   #2
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Re: Back pain(verylow)radiating to buttocks and hips

it sounds like sciatica to me, but I'm not a doctor.....

I'd try a chiropractor if I was you.

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Old 05-12-2005, 07:50 PM   #3
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Re: Back pain(verylow)radiating to buttocks and hips

Hi Sandie. It's hard to say but that sounds to me like you pulled some muscles in your lower back. It can be very painful and uncomfortable to sit or walk. First off, if you have a general doctor you can see, do that. Mabye they can prescribe something to help make the muscles relax and something for pain.

If you have no means for the doctor visit then i would suggest an anti-inflamitory over the counter like Aleve or Ibuprofin. If your muscles are inflamed, those will help way more than asprin. Soaking in a hot bath should help sooth the muscles also.

If you have anyone who can help you get things or even just drive you, ask them because you could strain yourself worse just getting around. Also, try not to sit for a couple days at least. Sitting is hard on the back. You need to stretch your back out too a few times a day but i would mostly stay off your feet.

It might be something more serious and if you have severe pain, get to the ER. My guess from your symptoms is that you just pulled some muscles and you will feel much better in a week if you rest. I hope some of this helps. Good luck

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Old 05-13-2005, 01:33 AM   #4
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Re: Back pain(verylow)radiating to buttocks and hips

[COLOR=blue]Sandie: I hope you are starting to get relief from the pain. I have found that the one thing that will do my back in more then anything is sitting too long. I think you have been given some good advise! Just really rest over the next few days and try NOT to sit for too long at any given time. Also, you might want to try alternating heat with ice (I have found that to be very effective for me). Also, you might want to try the Ibuprophen Liquid Gels (they seem to get in the system a little faster then the regular Ibuprophen), my brother SWEARS by them -- he drives a bus and sits for long periods and FREQUENTLY deals with lower back issues. I would recommend seeing a Doctor if you get worse or you start experiencing leg weakness and/or incontinence issues. Keep us posted on how you are doing!![/COLOR]


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Old 05-13-2005, 12:22 PM   #5
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Re: Back pain(verylow)radiating to buttocks and hips

HI, Thanks for the advice my hubby brought me home some Alleve and that has helped, also I have been at the pc alot the last few days, and I just ordered another chair from Sears to sit at because this one I use now is awful,and it does hurt more when I sit here for a long while. Ive been trying to just walk and stretch alot today because we have a busy weekend, I just wont sit too much. Thank you for the advise, back problems are new to me,hopefully our health ins thing will be resolved in a few weeks,of all times to be without it.We also are looking into buying a sleep number bed, does anyone know anything about them? Are they as good as Ive heard??Thanks Sandie

 
Old 05-13-2005, 12:34 PM   #6
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Re: Back pain(verylow)radiating to buttocks and hips

HI, I hope you will take the advice and go to see a back specialist of some sort if you get any worse. Both my disc problem and my Sacroiliac joint dysfunction started as low back pain radiating throught the point of my bottocks and into my legs.
A common misconception to clarify... Pulled muscles or strained muscles don't radiate pain into other muscle groups. You can injure other muscles by overcompensating for a strain but if the pain started and was radiating immediately then that pain is being initiated at a nerve point not a muscle point.
Be careful, get lots of rest for the next 24 hours and then try to move conservatively as possible to get your blood flowing again.
I hope you will be fine and for goodness sake, don't sit for the next 2 days.
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Old 05-13-2005, 02:34 PM   #7
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Re: Back pain(verylow)radiating to buttocks and hips

I agree with the last post, if you are experiencing pain that is going into your buttocks and your legs, etc. it is not muscle, you are more likely dealing with a nerve. All three of my herniations have been butt/leg/etc. pain raidiating down and test reveal that the herniations are laying on the nerve roots.

Hopefully you health insurance issue will be solved soon because if I were you I would definetly seek a specialist to make sure I knew what I was dealing with.

Good Luck!
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Old 05-17-2005, 01:30 PM   #8
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Re: Back pain(verylow)radiating to buttocks and hips

Hi, Thanks for the advice, much appreciated, my daughter is a nurse and has a friend who works at a spine center, and has arranged for an appt. for me next week, my back is better today, I have been taking it easy but I dont want to lay down too much, I did some walking over the weekend and felt pretty good, until I tried sitting at the pc again, like now,thats when the problem starts. Hopefully I will find out next week, I have been doing stretching excercises and actually they have helped some. Thanks again, will keep you all posted. Hugs Sandie

 
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Re: Back pain(verylow)radiating to buttocks and hips

Sandie.....be sure to follow through with that appointment. From personal experience it sounds as if you may have some nerve involvement & if not taken care of properly can lead to further problems. In the meantime, using ice alternating with heat 20 minutes at a time 4x a day in conjunction with the alleve should help. ~Ivorygirl

 
Old 05-19-2005, 11:54 AM   #10
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Re: Back pain(verylow)radiating to buttocks and hips

Hi again, and Thanks I will keep the appointment,between my daughter and hubby, believe me they wont let me forget!! It does feel alot better, today,almost no pain at all, but I still want to have it checked out. Thanks again Sandie
Sandie

 
Old 05-19-2005, 12:59 PM   #11
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Re: Back pain(verylow)radiating to buttocks and hips

[QUOTE=perfik]HI, I hope you will take the advice and go to see a back specialist of some sort if you get any worse. Both my disc problem and my Sacroiliac joint dysfunction started as low back pain radiating throught the point of my bottocks and into my legs.
A common misconception to clarify... Pulled muscles or strained muscles don't radiate pain into other muscle groups. You can injure other muscles by overcompensating for a strain but if the pain started and was radiating immediately then that pain is being initiated at a nerve point not a muscle point.
Be careful, get lots of rest for the next 24 hours and then try to move conservatively as possible to get your blood flowing again.
I hope you will be fine and for goodness sake, don't sit for the next 2 days.[/QUOTE]

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=Red]Hi all...I have a posting here also...I am having a great deal of pain in my lower back...hips and legs...I have 2 herniated discs and I know they popped out over the weekend. I'd like to know what type of specialist it is you saw and how you found them please. Thank You [/FONT][/COLOR]

 
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