For about 6 mos now I have experienced lower back and right hip pain. My doctor diagnosed me with Glute Medius Syndrome. The pain subsides during rest but starts to act up once I get in the car and start driving to work. Any suggestions on how to alleviate the pain?
If you do not have spine disease, you can try to alter your posture while driving.
Perhaps raising one hip or the other will reduce your pain?
Or getting better support for your legs?
However, I've never heard this diagnosis. Please ask your doctor what it means. Is it a problem with the small gluteas muscle, like a piriformis syndrome, where chronic contraction of this muscle causes back pain? Is it a pinched nerve at the nerve root caused by disc disease? What is the nature of this problem, anatomically and physiologically?
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