Is this pain my sciatic nerve?

Question

Pain at the top of the left buttock someetimes goes to the leg and painfull to walk.

Answer

Is this a question or a statement? Yes, you could be describing sciatica, also called lumbar radiculopathy or my favorite term, a pinched nerve in the back.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University