Big follow up with the back doctor.
We are going the MRI route to see where the trouble is and perhaps get an injection there.
But also: I’ve had a weird symptom where it feels like I have to urinate …like I’ve drank a gallon of coffee..but there isn’t much there. That is classic prostate trouble. And yes, a swollen prostate can cause gluteal pain.
It could be coincidence but, well, my left pelvis/glute/hip area feels full; almost swollen.
I didn’t do PT as I had a PT appointment. But I did stretch and did my own weight/resistance workout
pull ups: 10, 10, 10, 10, 12, 5, 6 (wide and chins)
push ups: 40 sissy, 30 feet elevated, 30 sissy
bench presses: legs up: 10 x 134, 10 x 134, 10 x 145
deadlifts: 10 x 144, 10 x 184, then 4 inch handles: 10 x 234 slowly.
felt it in the glutes and thighs..which is what I wanted.