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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is sciatica-piriformis-syndrome?

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Dr. Qamar Khan answered

Specializes in Pain Management

The sciatic nerve runs underneath the piriformis muscle and typically does not irritate the nerve. However if the muscle is irritated or the nerve runs through the belly of the muscle (5-10% of people) it can press on the sciatic nerve and cause the sciatica type pain in the buttock region but also radiate into the leg as well. Typically stretching and nsaids are mainstay for treatment.

Answered Apr 24, 2021

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