Severe pain in left buttock
I have had pain in my left buttock for nearly 9 years,with lots of different diagnosis,pulse radio frequency,epidurals,all to no avail.All scans are negative.
Finally been diagnosed as a middle cluneal nerve problem and am waiting for a nerve block,which I am told is only successful 1 in 3.
The pain is unrelenting,better in bed and doesn't keep me awake.
I would be grateful if you have any other suggestions e.g exercises etc as I have been told by my consultant that I will probably have to live with this pain for the rest of my life.
Assuming that it is a middle cluneal problem (sacral) and not an upper cluneal referred pain to the buttock (upper lumbar spine: Maigne's syndrome), I would be wanting to check the sacroiliac joint, and the lumbo-sacral joint.
I take it you've had a good orthopaedic exam.
This area is rife with referred pain, so it's very difficult for me to advise. Seen a chiropractor? Nine years is a long time to stick with Medicine.
At Chiropractic Help you'll find some lower back exercises in the navigation bar, do them before getting out of bed in the morning, last thing at night.
A good chiropractic exam from an experienced practitioner is called for, if you haven't already had.
I hope this contributes.
Dr. Barrie Lewis
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