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Can piriformis syndrome cause lower back pain?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

Yes it can.
If my opinion, this condition is overdiagnosed and there are several more common causes of back pain, especially in a young person.

In brief: Yes

Yes it can.
If my opinion, this condition is overdiagnosed and there are several more common causes of back pain, especially in a young person.
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Dr. Ken Yonemura
As a true piriformis syndrome involves compression of the sciatic nerve, leg pain is a mandatory as part of the presentation. Low back pain alone would not be expected.
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