Lakewood Chiropractic for Piriformis / Low Back Pain / Sciatica
The Piriformis syndrome is a pressure on the sciatic nerve caused by an enlarged or inflamed piriformis muscle. A painful condition arises if the sciatic nerve is compressed between the Piriformis muscle fibers and the pelvic bones, or if the piriformis muscle is contracted with adhesions due to injury.
The pain can radiate from the sacrum to the hip joint, into the buttock and posterior thigh. Irritation of the Piriformis muscle can also cause Coccydynia, (tail bone pain).
The main function of the Piriformis muscle is to externally rotate the hip; pain may be increased with sitting or squatting. The patient may notice that when lying on their back that the foot on the involved side rotates laterally while the other foot remains straight. Piriformis muscle contracture may also cause the involved limb to shorten. Pain is reproduced when trigger points within the Piriformis muscle and surrounding gluteal muscles are pressed, or when the muscle is stretched by externally rotating the hip. Women are 6 times more likely to have Piriformis syndrome than men. Piriformis syndrome can mimick other causes of sciatic pain such as herniated discs, arthritis, infection or tumor.
Piriformis syndrome is treated by stretching the muscle, friction massage, trigger point therapy, Chiropractic Biophysics Technique, Pettibon adjustments and 3-dimensional mirror image exercises which involves triggering nerve receptors to signal muscles to pull the spine and pelvis into alignment to alleviate sciatic pain symptoms. This allow us to take pressure off the nerves in the lower back and pelvis leading to a better potential for health.
You can get relief from Sciatic pain today by calling our Lakewood Chiropractic office. We proudly serve Lakewood, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Littleton and Denver. Call Dr. Jason Jumper at Renew Chiropractic in Lakewood Today! 720-493-5885