Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder, which leads to hip or buttock discomfort that often extends to the leg. The condition is commonly caused by direct trauma to a specific muscle in the buttocks area called the piriformis muscle. Strenuous athletic training and prolonged sitting are some activities that can sore the piriformis muscle. The symptoms can be worse as the piriformis syndrome strikes, the sciatic nerve gets irritated or compressed resulting in a painful sensation that travels from the lower spine to the buttocks, then to the hind legs, and down to the nerves in the feet.

The piriformis muscle provides stabilization in the hip region that keeps the body in a standing position. It moves and rotates the thighs away from the body, which helps in walking and maintaining balance. While the sciatic nerve connects from the body to the brain carrying command and sensation signals. Since the muscle and nerve are next to each other, the piriformis muscle can constrict the sciatic nerves, causing numbness and pain to the lower body.

Chiropractic Treatment for Piriformis Syndrome

Chiropractic treatment is one of the most efficient medical care to cure piriformis syndrome. The chiropractor helps adjust the muscles that need realignment within the lower spine and pelvis. The treatment not only relieves the pain but also remedies the tension that caused the piriformis syndrome.

The doctor first evaluates the spine and pelvis of the patient, which may consist of several examinations such as orthopedic, neurological, and functional tests. The examinations help the doctor determine the condition’s possible causes. After the straightforward diagnosis of the syndrome, the chiropractor begins the treatment. The patient is then instructed to perform strengthening exercises and massages to restore the function of the muscles and ease the compressions. Postural and ergonomic consultations are also provided by the doctor to prevent future muscle problems.

There are many risks in ignoring the pains and numbness of the body, so it is best to consult a chiropractor soon before it becomes a chronic and recurrent situation.

Licensed chiropractor Dr. Michael Grossman can provide you with the proper chiropractic treatment for Piriformis Syndrome and any other ailments you may have.

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