Piriformis Syndrome

piriformis_intro01This is a condition that involves a muscle called the piriformis. It is located deep in the buttock and can compress the sciatic nerve, giving symptoms very similar to a disc herniation – in fact piriformis syndrome is often mistaken for a disc injury.

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Treatment of a piriformis syndrome may include physiotherapies such as ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, deep trigger point therapy or myofascial release and stretching, as well as chiropractic adjustments.  There are many different ways to adjust the spine.  The techniques used will always be customized to your needs.