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Could periformis syndrome cause weakness in leg.?

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Dr. Alan Jacobs
Neurology

In brief: Rarely

First, this syndrome should be a diagnosis of exclusion when sciatica has no other discernible cause.
Pain, the typical symptom, could cause disuse and secondary weakness over time. Weakness of sciatic nerve driven muscles is rare in pirformis syndrome.

In brief: Rarely

First, this syndrome should be a diagnosis of exclusion when sciatica has no other discernible cause.
Pain, the typical symptom, could cause disuse and secondary weakness over time. Weakness of sciatic nerve driven muscles is rare in pirformis syndrome.
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