Muscle Spasm

Piriformis Syndrome: A Real Pain in the Butt

Piriformis Syndrome: A Real Pain in the Butt

Piriformis Syndrome Common Symptoms Achy pain in the glute region Sciatica or shooting pain down the back of the leg Tightness in the hip especially while sitting Low back pain/Hip Pain Piriformis syndrome is due to tightness in the piriformis muscle which leads to sciatica, or shooting nerve pain down the back of the leg. The root cause of the problem is often a misalignment in the low back/pelvis which leads to chronic spasm in the piriformis muscle. The sciatic nerve runs very near this muscle and in some people it runs directly through this muscle; therefore, when the piriformis…