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Suggest treatment for severe pain in buttocks and joint inflammation

I had severe pain in my right buttock - it was very painful to bend over and to lay down in certain positions. I was diagnosed with SI joint inflammation caused by degenerative disks. A muscle relaxant, cold packs and physical therapy helped. Now, I would like to know if and how often I should continue doing the physical therapy exercises.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response

Many conditions and diseases can cause pain in the buttocks.

Causes of pain in the buttocks range from temporary annoyances, such as bursitis, bruising, piriformis syndrome, and shingles.

To more serious diseases with long-term consequences, such as cancer, arthritis of the sacroiliac joints, and a herniated disc with sciatica.

All symptoms related to buttock pain must be evaluated in terms of their intensity, duration, location, and aggravating or relieving factors.

It is also important to consider the presence or absence of accompanying medical issues in order to precisely identify the cause and to help formulate the optimal treatment for pain in the buttocks. Below are the causes of pain in the buttocks.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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