How should I know that I have a periformis syndrome. W hat are the symptoms? Is it just a severe pain in the butt. Cheek?

Piriformis Syndrome. Piriformis syndrome can give you low back and buttock pain that radiates down the back of your leg on the affected side. The best way to diagnose it is by history, physical exam, and response to a piriformis muscle block which is an easy block to do. Find an interventional pain management physician certified by isis or asipp to have that evaluated and treated.
Pain, numbness. Piriformis syndrome is caused by a spasm of the piriformis muscle, which lays over the sciatic nerve. This causes low back and hip pain as well as shooting pain, numbness and sometimes tingling down the leg on the same side. It can often be treated with osteopathic manipulation by a skilled do. Seek one out and see what they can do for you.

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What is the best solution for the pain due to periformis syndrome. Please advise since I have severe pain in the middle of left butt cheek. Help?

Stretches. Physical therapy and stretching are the best ways to help piriformis syndrome. The stretch i recommend is this : sit with your legs out in front of you, and sit tall. The side that hurts - take that ankle, put it across the other leg next to the opposite knee. Then pull the painful leg toward your body and across. You should immediately feel the "stretch" in the area that hurts. Read more...
Stretching Exercises. There are a number of techniques for stretching this muscle (piriformis) in an effort to relieve these symptoms. You can find them readiy on the internet. A physical therapist can best show you how to do these. If that doesn't work a very simple injection can help. Read more...