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Severe pain in my lower back / butt cheek

Hello. about 2 weeks ago I went into my room as normal, I bent down to sit in my chair, and sat down for a micro second, then I decided to get up really fast, so within less then a second, I sat down and got up out of my chair, it's a rly low chair. After that, I felt a pain in my lower back, a sharp pain, I didn't think it would be much so I slowly did some touch toe stretches, and slowly stretched it out, over time it got worse durring the day. I got my shower and went to bed, when I got up in the middle of night to go pee I literally couldnt stop screaming, I dropped to the floor, my lower back felt like I was being stroke by lightning all across the lowest part of my back, I finally pulled myself up and to the toilet, it hurt so bad. I went back to sleep and the next day I went to the doctor, he wouldnt xray or MRI me he told me it's just backpain and gave me some drugs, he basically said I probably pulled a muscle. I finished my peels last week and its been a week more. All this time I've been resting / slowly walking around the house. My severe back pain is gone, but durring my healing process it moved to my right hip, not as bad as the first night though. Then the right hip healed, I was thinking I was finally healed but now all of sudden today my left hip / buttcheek is hurting, I can't figure it out but If I barely touch it it feels like a knife, and its shooting down my left leg, and if I stand up it feels as if my butt will crack if I move it the wrong way. It's ALMOST as bad as the first night with my back. Is there anything wrong with me, or is this still just a pulled muscle trying to heal? I hope there's nothing that might require surgey here.
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19694731 tn?1482853437
Sorry to here about your problem.  By your description I would say you have a disc out of place, perhaps bulging, in your lumbar.  It is then pushing on the large nerve that runs down your spine.  This then relays into your sciatic nerves that branch from your lower back through the hips and buttocks and down your legs.  This is how it can shift from one to the other.
First step action:  When it is not hurting, walk.  Build up to at least 2 miles a day.  Walk with the best posture you can.  Walking will strengthen the tendons that hold the disc in place.  Always ensure that while seated you have lumbar support and hold your head back to be on top of your shoulders.
Second: if pain is always present, you should find a Chiropractor that addresses stretching the spine or a neurologist that will give you steroid shots to relieve the pain. Once again when not in pain, walk.  The shots are for pain not healing the problem.
Last resort:   See a neurosurgeon for an MRI and he may recommend Spine surgery if it is a bad bulging disc.  He may recommend physical therapy for your posture if it is not. Now today this surgery is not too invasive and they will shave off some disc and put it back in place.  You should be able to walk out, same day, without pain.  His first order on his recovery instructions will be  ---- you guessed it, walk up to 2 miles every day.  He will want you walking from the very first day and building up to at least 2 miles.  If you use a machine do not use an incline.  It is most important to walk with a straight up posture.

Good luck and start today.  You may find relief the first walk but continue to work the tendons to prevent it again.
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When I had that pain it was my sciatic nerve being pinched. I had pain for a few months. I had to rest and stretch.
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