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 (08) 94183722 to make an appointment.
Spearwood Chiropractic strives to allow our patients to live a pain-free life by providing drug- free, effective and affordable care for joints and muscular issues for all ages.
Some common conditions our chiropractor treats are low back pain, neck pain, headache, sporting injuries, postural issues, nerve entrapment, general joint and muscle ache (jaw, shoulder, wrist, elbow, hip, knee, ankle and foot).
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Located in Spearwood, we service 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 (08) 94183722.