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Doctor insights on: Sciatica Piriformis Exercises

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Is it possible there is a conclusive cure for piriformis sciatica?

Is it possible there is a conclusive cure for piriformis sciatica?

Piriformis sciatica: Pyriftormis sciatica is do to an entrapment of the sciatica nerve as the level of pyriformis muscle - the surgery would be to explore the sciatica nerve and release what is typically a tight muscular band that entraps the nerve. The surgery is usual;y quite successful. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Can you tell me how is sciatica different from piriformis syndrome?

Can you tell me how is sciatica different from piriformis syndrome?

Piriformis Pain: 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. ...Read more

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I've been doing stretches that are supposed to be good for sciatica and piriformis syndrome, but i always hurt more later, what could be the cause?

I've been doing stretches that are supposed to be good for sciatica and piriformis syndrome, but i always hurt more later, what could be the cause?

Pelvis joints: The idea that you have pyriformis syndrome is a speculation. You might have a dysfunctional sacroiliac joint, and the exercises might be stretching these joints. An osteopth can help you to figure this out. See my chronic pain board at quora.Com (free) where i discuss these issues. ...Read more

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Can prolonged sitting cause sciatica or piriformis syndrome?

Can prolonged sitting cause sciatica or piriformis syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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

Piriformis Pain: 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. ...Read more

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Can you explain what's this is diabetic radiculopothy sciatica piriformis syndrome?

Can you explain what's this is diabetic radiculopothy sciatica piriformis syndrome?

Wow: That is a lot of terms that mean all different diagnoses. Diabetic pain is different than radiculopathy and sciatica. Piriformis syndrome is also very different although can be similar symptoms to sciatica. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist. ...Read more

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Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Pyriformis/sciatic: Yes thigh stiffness in the back of the thigh can certainly be present in the conditions above. Pain should also be present to some extent. ...Read more

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If my sciatica was caused by piriformis syndrome wouldnt i feel themmuscle spasm pain in my buttocks?

If my sciatica was caused by piriformis syndrome wouldnt i feel themmuscle spasm pain in my buttocks?

Piriformis Pain: 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. ...Read more

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I sit down and straight my left leg and pushing my body forward and , i feel a pain in my left hips . Doctors said it is not sciatica \ piriformis?

Likely Low Grade: Sciatica or Sacroiliac Joint pain. Piriformis Syndrome is rare, however it can be a possible symptom as well. Generally internal rotation of your hip or actual pressure on the piriformis muscle will cause pain if you have piriformis syndrome. If no improvement in a few weeks, go back to doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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