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What causes numbness in buttock?

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Posted on Fri, 25 Apr 2014
Question: I already y have Fybromialgia, sine XXXXXXX I have had crippling hip bursitis. After flying to Australia from. UK I have numbness in buttock also . Should I be wow wide about this latest symptom?
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer: I will advise you to do MRI spine. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. Due to compression of this nerve root there is numbness in your buttock. I will advise you to do MRI spine For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started. Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief. I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level. Fibromyalgia can not be totally cured, you can only minimise symptoms by taking various medications. As you can take amitryptiline or you can start Lyrica (pregabalin) consulting you’re treating doctor. For fibromyalgia a holistic approach is required, which includes exercises, meditation, SKY [sudarshan XXXXXXX yoga] and acupuncture along with healthy diet and herbs. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (17 minutes later)
Why do you think this happened? Is it connected to the long flights, sitting in a cramped position?
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer: Yes it can be due to prolonged sitting Detailed Answer: Hello again, Yes it can be due to prolonged sitting in one position in small space. Old problem may get aggravated due to such kind of strain. If symptoms persist MRI will help in diagnosis. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.
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What causes numbness in buttock?

Brief Answer: I will advise you to do MRI spine. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. Due to compression of this nerve root there is numbness in your buttock. I will advise you to do MRI spine For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started. Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief. I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level. Fibromyalgia can not be totally cured, you can only minimise symptoms by taking various medications. As you can take amitryptiline or you can start Lyrica (pregabalin) consulting you’re treating doctor. For fibromyalgia a holistic approach is required, which includes exercises, meditation, SKY [sudarshan XXXXXXX yoga] and acupuncture along with healthy diet and herbs. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.