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piriformis syndrome back pain chiropractor in Carrollton, TX.

What is Piriformis Syndrome?

Piriformis syndrome is a condition that occurs when the piriformis muscle, located in the buttocks/gluteal region, irritates or compresses the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, running from the lower back down through the buttocks and into the legs.

What are the Most Common Symptoms of Piriformis Syndrome?

When the piriformis muscle, which lies near the sciatic nerve, spasms or tightens, it can cause compression of the sciatic nerve, leading to various symptoms, which can present similarly to sciatica with pain in the buttocks/gluteal region and pain along the course of the nerve, numbness, tingling, burning pain and reduced strength.

How Can a Chiropractor Help with Piriformis Syndrome?

Treatment for piriformis syndrome typically involves a combination of chiropractic manipulation to the low back, pelvis and hip region, soft tissue therapies and rehabilitation exercises to alleviate muscle tightness and improve flexibility and improve strength. 

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