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What Is Piriformis Syndrome?

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

The back and hips may be affected due to a number of disorders, one of which is known as piriformis syndrome. The syndrome may affect your quality of life significantly. The piriformis muscle, can irritate nerves in the surrounding region and cause severe discomfort and numbness, especially on the legs' backside. Some people think taking prescription drugs or having surgery may solve the issue, although it may not be true all the time. A qualified chiropractor may assist someone with piriformis syndrome issues and help them recuperate with non-invasive methods.

Symptoms of Piriformis Syndrome

The piriformis syndrome symptoms vary greatly depending on the severity and extent of the condition. The following are some common symptoms of piriformis syndrome.

Piriformis syndrome causes people to be unable to move their hip joint as freely as they formerly did. Walking and running may help relieve pain.

Tenderness in the hips is common in people suffering from piriformis syndrome. They may have a shooting pain in their back that spreads down their leg and foot. When someone attempts to climb up or get down the stairs, the pain may get worse. Sitting for longer periods may be quite uncomfortable.

Some people may have a few of the above-said symptoms, while others have all of the symptoms listed above.

What Causes Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a health condition in which the muscle of the piriformis tightens up when a person suffers from a serious injury. Because something irritates the back, leg, or hip, some patients get muscular spasms in the piriformis muscle.

When the piriformis muscle is stretched or a spasm occurs, it causes substantial sciatic nerve irritation, resulting in a range of symptoms.

The piriformis muscle may swell because of a previous injury, causing a variety of symptoms. In some cases, the piriformis muscle may bleed, which may cause serious complications.

Chiropractic Care for Piriformis Syndrome

A chiropractor can assist you in a variety of ways. First, they may go through your medical history and do a thorough physical examination to determine the specific source of the problem. The chiropractor may then examine the spine to ensure that everything is in normal working order.

It's possible that the tendons, ligaments, and bones aren't correctly positioned in certain cases. The piriformis muscle may get irritated and resulting in a spasm. Due to this, the sciatic nerve may become irritated, resulting in developing many symptoms.

After that, a chiropractor may help the patient understand what steps they can take to keep the problem from recurring. A chiropractor may be able to treat the root cause in this manner, allowing patients to get well and stay better.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.

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