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Sharp shooting pain radiating down your buttock suggests the problem at the lower lumbar discs.
Spinal stenosis or narrowing of spinal canal can cause symptoms bilaterally since the compression of the nerve roots occur right at the origin.
Now there can be other possibilities as well like diabetes, thyroid disorder, vitamin B12 deficiency, autoimmune disorders.
Degenerative neurological diseases like multiple sclerosis also needs to be ruled out.
MRI scan of the spine, nerve conduction and EMG studies are strong recommended besides relevant blood tests.
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