A Guide to Piriformis Syndrome - Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Piriformis muscle is located in your buttock. More specifically, the muscle starts in your lower spine and passes through your greater sciatic notch. Spine and back specialist says piriformis muscle attaches to the upper part of each of your femurs. You have a piriformis muscle on either side of your body and it runs diagonally. Spine specialist says piriformis muscle performs two major functions: first, it helps enable your hip to rotate. Second, your piriformis muscle allows your leg and foot to turn outward. Piriformis syndrome is defined as a condition in which your piriformis muscle spasms and causes pain in your buttock. These spasms may also aggravate a nearby sciatic nerve root, which in turn sends sciatica-like symptoms racing down your large sciatic nerve.

Causes

There are a number of possible reasons your piriformis muscle may spasm, including:

● The irritation of your piriformis muscle or your sacroiliac joint

● An injury that causes your piriformis muscle to tighten

● An injury that causes your piriformis muscle to swell

● Bleeding in the area around your piriformis muscle

Symptoms

● A dull pain in your buttock

● Increased pain when walking up an incline

● Increased pain after sitting for long periods of time

● Pain, tingling, or numbness in your thigh, calf, or foot

Symptoms felt along your large sciatic nerve are not categorized as sciatica. This is because your piriformis muscle is not located in your lumbar spine, but rather your buttock. This distinction is important because treatments may differ for piriformis syndrome compared to sciatica (which is caused by a variety of lower back conditions).

Part of the diagnosis process for piriformis syndrome is ruling out other possible disorders that can mimic piriformis syndrome symptoms, including sacroiliac joint dysfunction or lumbar disc disease. In light of this, if you suspect you have piriformis syndrome it is important you do not self-diagnose, but rather schedule an appointment with your doctor. To know about lumbar disc disease Click here. http://www.caprispine.com/patient-care/discprolapse

Treatment

Ice and Heat Therapy is one of the most popular treatments for Piriformis Muscle which provide by the spine specialist in spine hospital Delhi.

Best spine clinics in Delhi provides lumbar spine treatment which includes different therapies or exercises likephysical therapy, spine specific exercises, medications, losing weight, and surgery and occupational therapy and physiotherapy. If several months of conservative treatment have not provided pain relief; it's a high time to visit the best spine care clinic and get the Lumbar spine treatment from the spine specialist.