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My name is***** am 25 years old, I have been suffering from severe, continuous pain in my left buttock for about a year now. During my 2nd pregnancy I was receiving one progesterone injection a week, for about two months, on each buttock. I have tried physical therapy, chiropractic services, heat and OTC meds with only minor relief. What else can I do to finally rid myself of this pain? I've never been diagnosed with one specific thing but I'm thinking a nerve was hit during one of my injections. Any help is appreciated!
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Neurologist: DrRussMd, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago
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Neurologist: DrRussMd, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

WE don't treat on line. You essentially are asking for a treatment recommendation.

That will depend on what type of diagnosis you have.

Perhaps I can help you with direction. Let's say your question [we answer questions] is "what should I do next."

OK, first, what type of doctor has been treating this pain, and what type of imaging, if any, have you had?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
My regular family doctor doesn't really think it's anything serious. She prescribed naproxen and a muscle relaxer, no imaging was requested and I had to ask to be referred to a physical therapist. Physical therapy doesn't help much, I don't know what I should do next, I can barely walk at times.
Neurologist: DrRussMd, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

OK.,

I will tell you what to do.

Your regular doctor is incorrect.

You might have a nerve compression in the pelvis, or in the very low spine.

Ask for a referral to an MD of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

A physiatrist is an MD or DO doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, who will tailor a physical therapy to you and your tests, and can do the tests, and who will also use novel electronic and traction therapies, and can handle pain control or work with your pain control doctor and your other doctors.
The reason physical therapy often does not help is because it is not individualized.
This doctor will do that as well.
These doctors...physiatrists are oriented to improving the situation to the point that you don't need surgery or medications.

OK, let me know if you have more questions.

I am here.

Also: Hopefully this helps and I have earned a 5 rating from you today. [This has to be clicked on the rating scale on your page.] A 5 rating specifically allows me to have full credit and continue my accurate service as well as providing follow up to you as needed, and it costs you nothing more. Thanks.

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