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Please answer! What kind of specialist do I see about piriformis syndrome?

AN orthopaedist or. A physical Medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) doc can help. usually it is diagnosed by physical exam and occasionally MRI. usually treated with Medicine and Therapy, Sometimes it requires release of the piriformis to relieve your symptoms. Read more...

What is the best diagnostic method to see if there is herniated disc or it's about piriformis syndrome?

An MRI. A physical exam is first in the evaluation. Piriformis syndrome and sciatica often causes pain in the buttock and posterior thigh. Nerve irritation or compression from a herniated disc can cause similar symptoms but with pain and weakness extending below the knee and sometimes into the foot. Plain x-rays then an MRI if symptoms persist is the image of choice. . Read more...

What is the main cause of piriformis syndrome?

Refer to answer. This is very rare. I have found no cause for this yet. However our experience points to inflammatory conditions. Read more...
Irritation of muscle. Piriformis syndrome is caused when the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve. Since piriformis syndrome is usually caused by sports or movement that repeatedly stresses the piriformis muscle, such as running or lunging, prevention is often related to good form. Avoid running or exercising on hills or uneven surfaces. Warm up properly before activity and increase intensity gradually. Read more...

How to know if I have pinched nerve or piriformis syndrome?

Pyriformis/nerve. Its very difficult for you to tell. But a doctor who does a proper examination should be able to tell. Sometimes its difficult without an injection being done. Read more...
Piriformis syndrome. The sciatic nerve or one of its component when pinched can cause "sciatica". At the spine level it would be one of its components but once outside, it can be pinshed by the piriformis muscle causing similar symptoms with added pain from the muscle itself. A nerve conduction test preformed by a neurologist or a PM & R specialist can diagnose it. Read more...

How can one deal with polyneuropathy and piriformis syndrome?

It is very hard. The symptoms get mix up but the piriformis syndrome is one side and polyneuropathy are general, the treatment of both are similar as far medications. Read more...
Double Crush. Definitely treat the piriformis with pelvic re-balancing, stretches or myofascial release therapy, because if the piriformis is compressing the sciatic nerve that's already injured it could significantly compound the problem. Read more...