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Old 12-15-2008, 07:13 AM   #16
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Re: Severe Butt pain!!! help!

Hello, I don't mean to hijack anyones thread but since we are dealing with this topic I was hopping someone could give me some guidance. My pain is on the right butt cheeck, and the only way to explain it is like when you have been setting on your wallet for a very long time, except it feels like all my body weight is being applied to that one point. My primary care Doctor has done the usual X-rays but does not see anything. My Orthopedic Surgeon thought it might be related to my Degenerative Disc and that surgery where I had S1-L5 fussed would work, it did not. Prior to surgery I tried chiroprators and Tens unit around the butt, none of it helped. Currently I'm on Percocet for the pain, and even though it helps a little, it's not enough. So my question is, who should I be seeing for this, my Doctor has no clue as to what specialist would deal with this or what can be causing it. I just can't believe I'm the only patient he has ever heard of having a problem like this. The pain has been going on for over 3 years and it's only getting worse. Any help anyone can provide would be appreciatted. Thank you.

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:20 AM   #17
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Re: Severe Butt pain!!! help!

Old thread I know, but I thought in case anyone had the problem still.
I also had butt pain. I was diagnosed with myofascial pain syndrome by the Mayo Clinic. It is a syndrome where there are knotted bands of muscle that tighten up and shorten the muscle making it tighter.
ONe of the first posters was right when they suggested myotherapy. Look up myotherapy, rigger point therapy, or Bonnie Prudden. You need a release of the knotted muscle( or trigger points) most likely, a trigger point therapist or myotherapist can do this. I had pain in the butt going down my legs to my ankles , a "pseudo-sciatica" pain. It was not sciatica, no amount of ibuprofin in the world is going to help rid you of knotted muscular pain.
You mentioned some back pain. Whats starts happening is the body becomes misaligned as different parts pull on each other. For me, it was a prepetuating factor of fixing my gait, I walked with my toes slightly pointed out, and thus because of that the pelvis was turned and the muscles in the hips were then pulled on , then the back muscles compensate etc.
If you have pain in the butt, it could be coming from the gluteus minimus muscle, as well as the quadratus lumborum ( a back muscle) that refer pain to the buttock area. If you have pain from your buttock down to you legs/ankle, that is what I had and it comes from the gluteus minimus muscle. I have what are called trigger points, or knotted muscle that cause that muscle to tighten up and refe pain elsewhere. So my suggestion would be to be evaluated for postural , mechanical perpetuating factors by a trigger point or myotherapist, and then they can assess which muscles are tightend causing the problem.
If you are in terested in more info, look up Bonnie Pruden Myotherapy or Janet Travell, who was a dr who treated JFK for myofascial problems.
Hope you find answers, but popping ibuprofin all day isnt going to solve it.

 
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:22 PM   #18
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Re: Severe Butt pain!!! help!

I have a had a similar experience to many in this post, but have found relief finally....thought I would share my story and hope it helps someone.

For the past six years, the pain in my 'butt' got worse and worse. Essentially it would start hurting the moment I sat down and get worse and worse. Eventually I came to know the 'butt' as the ischial tuberosity...At first it was just annoying, but eventually it got so bad that I had to have a special memory foam pad that I carried around with me to sit on almost any chair. Finally it got so bad that I bought a special desk that I could raise up so I could work standing up...

For several years I was under the 'care' of two orthopedic surgeons (one for hip and one for back). They took x-rays, told me some nonsense about me having bone spurs, etc...and that there was basically nothing I could do except get cortisone shots every few months for the rest of my life (I am 38 and that didn't sound so great to me). I finally pushed them into prescribing physical therapy for me from a great sports therapist - he thought it had to do with either tight hamstrings putting pressure on the tendon at the ischial tuberosity or perhaps bursitis or maybe some sort of nerve problem. Unfortunately after three months of very detailed therapy, my therapist told me he didn't think it was helping and that physical therapy was unlikely to be my solution. I agreed, as any relief that I got was less than a 5% improvement in my pain...

That was when I had the breakthrough. I know this sounds crazy, but I went to see a chiropractor that a friend recommended (Dr. Thorne at Greenville Avenue Chiropractic in Dallas) and within 5 minutes of poking around at various pressure points he said 'I think all you need is some calcium'. Evidently, if you are calcium deficient, the blood will drain calcium from your bones and this can interfere with the ability of tendons to properly heal in the normal course of life. I actually felt a significant difference immediately after my first session with the chiropractor...probably a 50% improvement.

I have now been taking calcium pills (1500mg 2x per day of any brand of calcium citrate with vitamin D for absorption will do) for three weeks and had three sessions with the chiropractor. I would say I am now 80% improved with constant improvement...if I never got any better I would be fine just three weeks ago I was worried about my future. However, I believe that over time as the body absorbs the calcium that I am taking my pain will be gone entirely.

Literally this has been like a miracle for me. At a minimum try the calcium and if you are so inclined, find a good chiropractor to go to as well. I don't know if the calcium would have done the trick or not without the chiropractor, but regardless this is what happened to me. I can tell you with confidence that the typical MD route will have nothing to offer for your pain. Good luck.

 
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:31 PM   #19
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Re: Severe Butt pain!!! help!

Thought I would also post my story...had similar problems and recently found a solution, not just pain relief....punchline is calcium combined with some chiropractic work on various pressure points...hope this helps someone!

For the past six years, the pain in my 'butt' got worse and worse. Essentially it would start hurting the moment I sat down and get worse and worse. Eventually I came to know the 'butt' as the ischial tuberosity...At first it was just annoying, but eventually it got so bad that I had to have a special memory foam pad that I carried around with me to sit on almost any chair. Finally it got so bad that I bought a special desk that I could raise up so I could work standing up...

For several years I was under the 'care' of two orthopedic surgeons (one for hip and one for back). They took x-rays, told me some nonsense about me having bone spurs, etc...and that there was basically nothing I could do except get cortisone shots every few months for the rest of my life (I am 38 and that didn't sound so great to me). I finally pushed them into prescribing physical therapy for me from a great sports therapist - he thought it had to do with either tight hamstrings putting pressure on the tendon at the ischial tuberosity or perhaps bursitis or maybe some sort of nerve problem. Unfortunately after three months of very detailed therapy, my therapist told me he didn't think it was helping and that physical therapy was unlikely to be my solution. I agreed, as any relief that I got was less than a 5% improvement in my pain...

That was when I had the breakthrough. I know this sounds crazy, but I went to see a chiropractor that a friend recommended (Dr. Thorne at Greenville Avenue Chiropractic in Dallas) and within 5 minutes of poking around at various pressure points he said 'I think all you need is some calcium'. Evidently, if you are calcium deficient, the blood will drain calcium from your bones and this can interfere with the ability of tendons to properly heal in the normal course of life. I actually felt a significant difference immediately after my first session with the chiropractor...probably a 50% improvement.

I have now been taking calcium pills (1500mg 2x per day of any brand of calcium citrate with vitamin D for absorption will do) for three weeks and had three sessions with the chiropractor. I would say I am now 80% improved with constant improvement...if I never got any better I would be fine just three weeks ago I was worried about my future. However, I believe that over time as the body absorbs the calcium that I am taking my pain will be gone entirely.

Literally this has been like a miracle for me. At a minimum try the calcium and if you are so inclined, find a good chiropractor to go to as well. I don't know if the calcium would have done the trick or not without the chiropractor, but regardless this is what happened to me. I can tell you with confidence that the typical MD route will have nothing to offer for your pain. Good luck.

 
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:30 AM   #20
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Re: Severe Butt pain!!! help!

I am glad you asked. I am 63 and I to have suffered with this same problem. My chiropractor has told me now for 5 years that my SI joints were a little bit off causing my Butt to hurt so much.. I am trying to get my primary doctor to give me an order to have a Neurologist test my nerves and maybe I can get some answers. in the mean time I am having spine surgery April 7. I have stenoses of the spine, a ruptured disc and a missing disc. It is minumaly invasive surgery. I will be able to walk out of the hospital the same day. This should help my incontenents, lower back pain and leg pain, and cramps in legs. I still have the Butt problem. Let me know if you find out anything.

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Old 02-27-2010, 01:39 AM   #21
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Re: Severe Butt pain!!! help!

Nubie,
I have beentaking the calcium with the vitamin D for about a year now. I still have problems with my Butt. But I will say that I have only been taking one tablet a day. I will increase it to 2 and see what happens. I will give it 2 weeks and see if it improves.
Thanks,
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:04 AM   #22
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Re: Severe Butt pain!!! help!

******CORAL CALCIUM********

I am posting because I feel like I have found a fix for my butt pain. I too had been unable to sit for more than a few minutes at a time. Driving was becoming increasingly more painful, a 10 minute ride to work was almost too much to deal with. The pain prevented me from going places if the ride was too far. Anyway, I got some coral calcium , took 3 pills a day and within a week I noticed an improvement. I am now ALMOST back to normal (2 weeks in) and I feel like it will only get better. I think I paid $20 but the relief is priceless. If you try this and it works, pass it around as there are MANY more sufferers that need help!!

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Old 04-28-2010, 04:53 PM   #23
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Re: Severe Butt pain!!! help!

@sputt where do you buy the product CORAL CALCIUM ?

 
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