Piriformis syndrome: why it feels like sciatica
Both conditions affect the sciatic nerve
Piriformis syndrome can be a real pain in the backside—quite literally! Indeed, symptoms include pain in the glute and/or leg. When the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve, the symptoms can be very similar to those of sciatica caused by a herniated disc or other condition. But it's usually not as serious, and, fortunately, it's easier to treat.
Click through this gallery to learn the differences, as well as the causes, symptoms, and treatment associated with piriformis syndrome.
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