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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How can severe pain in the buttocks and behind the legs be treated?

I am having extreme pain in my buttocks and in the back of my legs. I cannot walk in an upright position. On Tuesday, I went to a Med Express(I just arrived in Myrtle Beach for 3 months). The Dr. could see that my back was spasming. I am on Flexeril and painkillers. The Dr. recommended a massage. I did that this afternoon. Very little improvement. What next?
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
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Hi,
Thanks for the query. I understand your concern.
pain In back of legs & buttocks seems to be involvement of tendon or muscles surrounding hip joint... the spasms can follow either of the conditions.You would be alright with present plan of treatment &rest.
In case there is no relief within 10-15 days... t can be due to nerve irritation at number spinal level .. treatment with orthopaedic surgeon
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