Piriformis syndrome

What is Piriformis syndrome?

Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or otherwise irritated by the piriformis muscle causing pain, tingling and numbness in the buttocks and along the path of the sciatic nerve descending down the lower thigh and into the leg.

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I have symptoms of piriformis syndrome. What type of doctor do I see to diagnose...

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History of low Back pain with radiation of the pain to one of the hips and lower down to thigh indicates the...

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I have a pain in my mid butt left keeps me up at night can fill it when i walk pain runs down my leg

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Pinched nerve may be the cause

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After going through your symptoms, they are suggestive of...

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I am convinced my wife has piriformis syndrome. Her pain is located deep in the right butt cheek and on occasion radiates down her leg some . We...

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Oral muscle relaxants can help.

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Piriformis syndrome cannot be relieved with...

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