The piriformis muscle runs from the lower spine to the upper surface of each femur, passing deep in the buttock behind the gluteus maximus. It provides assistance and stability for rotating the hip and turning the leg and foot outward. The sciatic nerve runs directly beneath it. Piriformis syndrome is a condition where this muscle becomes irritated and spasms, producing pain, particularly if it irritates the sciatic nerve. Dr. Roy Nini offers piriformis syndrome treatment at Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles.
Piriformis syndrome can occur from hip injury to this muscle or when any other condition causes it to become irritated or inflamed. Common symptoms of piriformis syndrome include:
- A dull ache in the buttock
- Pain down the back of the thigh, calf and foot
- Pain when walking up stairs or inclines
- Increased pain after prolonged sitting
- Reduced range of motion of the hip joint
This is often combined with sciatica pain, numbness in the buttocks or legs and tingling along the path of the sciatic nerve. Many conditions can cause similar symptoms. Dr. Nini and his team will seek to rule out other causes to determine an accurate diagnosis of piriformis syndrome.
Advanced Treatment for Piriformis Syndrome in Woodland Hills, Encino
After diagnosing your condition as piriformis syndrome, Dr. Nini will design a tailored treatment plan to provide relief from pain and other symptoms. This can include hot and cold therapy, injections, PRP, Botox® injections, A2M and other pain management options. You may need a combination of these or other therapies to speed healing and recovery.
Full Range Spine & Auto specializes in regenerative, non-invasive treatments that help your body’s own healing mechanisms when possible. For piriformis syndrome and sciatica pain relief, contact our practice today to schedule an exam and consultation at Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles.