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Can a torn butt muscle causes the symptoms of sciatica?

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Dr. Ken Yonemura
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Torn muscle/sciatica

The biceps femoris muscle (hamstring) attaches to the ischial tuberosity ("sit bone") and the sciatic nerve passes next to this muscle attachment.
Sciatic nerve dysfunction can occur if the muscle detaches from the tuberosity and retracts into the thigh. The nerve is also at risk for injury if during an orthopedic reattachment procedure.

In brief: Torn muscle/sciatica

The biceps femoris muscle (hamstring) attaches to the ischial tuberosity ("sit bone") and the sciatic nerve passes next to this muscle attachment.
Sciatic nerve dysfunction can occur if the muscle detaches from the tuberosity and retracts into the thigh. The nerve is also at risk for injury if during an orthopedic reattachment procedure.
Dr. Ken Yonemura
Dr. Ken Yonemura
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: See piriformis

Sometimes irritation of a muscle called the piriformis can cause sciatica.
This is a muscle deep in the buttock. The sciatic nerve travels directly under this muscle in most cases and in as many as 15% of people pierces the muscle on the way to the leg. Inflammation, tears of this muscle will often produce sciatica symptoms. Medication, pt and sometimes injections help.

In brief: See piriformis

Sometimes irritation of a muscle called the piriformis can cause sciatica.
This is a muscle deep in the buttock. The sciatic nerve travels directly under this muscle in most cases and in as many as 15% of people pierces the muscle on the way to the leg. Inflammation, tears of this muscle will often produce sciatica symptoms. Medication, pt and sometimes injections help.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

If its the Piriformis muscle that is torn it wraps around the sciatic nerve and can cause similar pain issues.

In brief: Possibly

If its the Piriformis muscle that is torn it wraps around the sciatic nerve and can cause similar pain issues.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Piricoris syndrome second. Ommonest causeof siatica.

In brief: Yes

Piricoris syndrome second. Ommonest causeof siatica.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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