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I have severe pain that originates at the high point of left

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I have severe pain that originates at the high point of left leg - seems to stab at a point in the middle of the left cheek of the gluteal muscle. My physical therapist is treating a spinal cause (pinched nerve?) and the pain has just gotten worse. A radiologist has diagnost "Lumbago" but it is NOT my back that hurts! what is the possibility that it is a deteriorating hip joint?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
The shooting down pain is likely from pinched nerve.
You may not feel any pain in the back.
The pinching can occur from disc disease.
Though X ray did not find any changes, MRI of spine can be helpful.
You can consult with a neurologist for evaluation.
I hope this information helps.
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