Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome is a hip condition characterized by tightness and spasms in the piriformis muscle, leading to local inflammation that can irritate the sciatic nerve.

About Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome results as the sciatic nerve is compressed as it passes under a small muscle in your buttocks called the piriformis. Your piriformis muscle starts at your tailbone, crosses your buttocks, and attaches to the top of your femur. This muscle works to rotate your leg outwards when it contracts. When the muscle is irritated, it causes spasms, compressing your sciatic nerve. Consequently, sciatica-like numbness, tingling, and electrical sensations into the leg and foot can occur.

In most people, the sciatic nerve travels under the piriformis muscle. However, in 25% of the population, the sciatic nerve passes through the muscle. As a result, these people are more likely to suffer from piriformis syndrome. Often, we see this problem in female patients between the ages of 40 and 60. However, men and women at any age can experience piriformis syndrome

Symptoms of Piriformis Syndrome

  • Pain in your buttocks
  • Symptoms that travel towards your feet
  • Pain when sitting or standing in one position for 15-20 minutes
  • Pain with:
    • Walking
    • Running
    • Climbing stairs
    • Sitting in car 
    • Getting up from a chair 

Your Visit With us

Our St. George chiropractors will identify where the pain and potential weakness is coming from. Then, we show you a routine to minimize the amount of compression on your sciatic nerve by building strength in your hips.

At Crux Sport & Spine, your journey to pain relief and improved well-being begins with our comprehensive approach. We prioritize your health by conducting a thorough movement-based assessment during each visit, enabling us to identify any crucial factors contributing to your pain. Combining targeted muscle release techniques with chiropractic adjustments, we work to release tension in your muscles, facilitating improved movement and an overall sense of well-being.

But our care doesn’t end there. After your adjustment, we take you to our dedicated rehab area, where we empower you with the tools to extend the benefits of your session beyond our clinic. Through personalized stretches and exercises tailored to your specific needs and goals, we equip you with the knowledge and techniques to continue your progress at home.

Experience the exceptional chiropractic care and expertise at Crux Sport & Spine. Take the first step towards a pain-free and healthier life by visiting us today!

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