Our piriformis muscle is a fan shaped muscle that runs diagonally from our sacrum to the top of our thighbone. Running in close proximity to our piriformis muscle is our sciatic nerve (See illustration). Piriformis syndrome can be attributed to several causes such as:
•Blunt trauma to the buttock.
• Weak gluteal muscles.
• Immobility of the underlying joint.
All of which leads to irritation and spasm of the muscle, which may entraps on the underlying sciatic nerve.
Patients with piriformis syndrome may experience:
•Intense pain in the buttock.
•Possible sharp, shooting radiation down to the leg.
•Relief when walking with toe pointing outward.
Chiropractors are well trained to manage piriformis syndrome in a drug-free and effective manner. Treatments would usually involve joint manipulation/mobilisation, trigger point therapy, kinesiotaping and exercises to reduce inflammation, promote healing and restore proper functioning of the underlying joints.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with piriformis syndrome, please do not hesitate to come in for an examination at Spearwood Chiropractic. Call us on 0481342837 to make an appointment.
Spearwood Chiropractic utilises a unique combination of chiropractic and soft tissue therapy to deliver fast, effective and long lasting results for joints and muscular issues for all ages.
Our chiropractor, Dr Jackson Yee has a vast range of experience in managing muscular and joints disorders. With a particular passion for sports, Jackson has served as sport trainer at Jandakot Jets Football Club, Southern Lions Rugby Union Football Club, Fremantle Croatia Football Club and Lynwood United Football Club. Some services we offer are manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapy (dry needling/ acupuncture, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy), exercise therapy, nutritional advice, biomechanical and ergonomic education, kinesiotaping and bulk billed x-ray referrals (if required).
Some common conditions our chiropractor treats are low back pain, neck pain, headache, sporting injuries, postural issues, nerve entrapment, sciatica, jaw pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, elbow pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain and foot pain.
Private health insurance rebates are available at Spearwood Chiropractic. The amount of coverage varies so please refer to your insurer for your level of rebate.
Located at 26 Sphinx Way Bibra Lake, Spearwood Chiropractic also services the surrounding suburbs of Coogee, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Beeliar, Success, Hammond Park, Aubin Grove, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Munster and Yangebup. To book an appointment, call us now on 0481342837 or enquire further on www.spearwoodchiropractic.com.au