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A 60-year-old female asked:

Can prolonged sitting cause sciatica or piriformis syndrome?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
In part but need mor: We would need more information. The piriformis muscle is in the gluteal region and sitting can irritate it but strengthen it. The piriformis muscle can press on the sciatic nerve and cause sciatica. You can see your physician and have this evaluated. You will benefit from physical therapy.
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