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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?
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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
David Miller
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