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Everything You Need To Know About Piriformis Syndrome

There are several reasons why someone might seek the care of a trained medical professional. One of the most common reasons involves discomfort. There are several common locations in which someone might suffer discomfort; however, the lower back is one of the most common spots. Those who suffer from lower back pain can have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, keeping up with their daily routines, and maintaining both personal and professional relationships. One of the most common causes of lower back pain is piriformis syndrome. For those who are looking for piriformis syndrome treatment in San Pedro or piriformis syndrome treatment in Torrance, there are a few important points to keep in mind.

What Is Piriformis Syndrome?

Piriformis syndrome is a disorder in which the piriformis muscle, which is located in the lower back, irritates the sciatic nerve. This leads to pain in the lower back region. Individuals who suffer from this syndrome can have trouble sitting, standing, walking, and running. Depending on the severity of this condition, the symptoms can present in a variety of ways.

The Symptoms of Piriformis Syndrome

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There are a few common symptoms of piriformis syndrome. These include:

  • Individuals with this condition usually have pain located in the lower back area
  • This pain often travels from the lower back down to one or both of the legs
  • Pain that usually gets worse after sitting for a long time, walking, or climbing stairs

Depending on the severity of this condition, the symptoms can become more widespread over time.

What Causes Pain in the Piriformis Area?

There are a few common reasons why someone might suffer from pain in the piriformis area. The biggest reason is that the piriformis muscle has become irritated. For example, it is not unusual for women to develop this condition after giving birth to a child. In other situations, people might develop piriformis syndrome following strenuous athletic activity. Finally, swelling in this area can also irritate the piriformis muscle, causing it to spread and irritate the sciatic nerve.

The Tests for Piriformis Syndrome

Importantly, there is no singular test when it comes to piriformis syndrome. In some situations, medical professionals might measure the conduction of the sciatic nerve to see if it is irritated; however, sciatic nerve irritation alone does not mean that the piriformis muscle is the cause.

Therefore, the diagnosis of piriformis syndrome is usually made clinically. This means that a trained medical professional will take a look at the symptoms someone is experiencing and make a diagnosis of piriformis syndrome. Once the condition has been diagnosed, it is time to focus on piriformis syndrome treatment in Newport Beach.

Piriformis Syndrome Treatment

Some people believe that they need surgery to correct this condition. Fortunately, this is not necessarily the case. To adequately treat piriformis syndrome, it is important to develop a well-rounded treatment plan. Some of the most important components of this treatment plan include:

Chiropractor adjusting female patients back and shoulder
  • Adjustments: A trained chiropractor can perform adjustments on the lower back that might remove irritation in the piriformis muscle.
  • Massage Therapy: Massage therapy also plays a critical role in calming the piriformis muscle, and reducing irritation. This can alleviate irritation on the sciatic nerve, helping people address their symptoms.
  • Physiotherapy: Finally, physiotherapy can also play a role in the treatment of this condition. By strengthening the piriformis muscle, it is possible to reduce inflammation and prevent this condition from returning.

These are just a few of the most important treatment components when it comes to piriformis syndrome treatment in Torrance. Rely on a trained chiropractor to help you treat this condition without needing the operating room.

Rely on the Team from Zaker Chiropractic for Piriformis Syndrome Treatment

If you are looking for piriformis syndrome treatment in San Pedro or piriformis syndrome treatment in Torrance, then look no further than Zaker Chiropractic. At Zaker Chiropractic, we provide comprehensive piriformis syndrome treatment in Newport Beach. We provide chiropractic care, massage therapy, cryotherapy, pilates, and even decompression therapy. We will help you develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will not only help you get better but stay better as well. Contact us today to make an appointment with a member of our team!

Dr. Misa Zaker, D.C.
As a South Bay resident and graduate from UCLA Dr. Zaker specializes in comprehensive multifaceted chiropractic care and manipulation under anesthesia (MUA). After getting his doctor of chiropractic degree at Southern California University of Health Sciences Dr. Zaker built his practice with a goal of changing the perception of what a chiropractic treatment consists of. Dr. Zaker has treated many professionals and amateur athletes including UFC pros, marathoners, swimmers, dancers, and cyclists. Certified in Nerve Conduction Velocity and Manipulation Under Anesthesia, his expertise is sports rehabilitation has helped hundreds of injured athletes regain their strength and flexibility without surgery.

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