Treat Painful Symptoms of Piriformis Syndrome with Chiropractic Adjustments
Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttocks region, compresses against the sciatic nerve. Irritation of the sciatic nerve can cause pain, numbness, or tingling in the buttocks and along the back of the legs. Texas Injury Clinic in Fort Worth, TX offers piriformis syndrome treatment through chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy, avoiding the need for surgery.
More Than a Pain in the Buttocks
The piriformis muscle might be a little muscle, but it can cause big pain. Not only can the piriformis muscle in the buttocks region spasm and cause pain in that area, it can also aggravate the nearby sciatic nerve, causing pain, numbness, and tingling along the back of the legs and into the feet.
Patients also encounter pain when climbing stairs or inclines and after prolonged sitting. They have also reported decrease range of motion in the hip joint. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, you might suffer from piriformis syndrome.
While the exact root of piriformis problems remains unexplained, there are certain factors which can lead to issues. Trauma from a fall or auto accident, exercising excessively. over-stretching, living a sedentary lifestyle, and pregnancy have been known to cause piriformis syndrome
Doctors also suspect the involvement of:
- Bleeding in and around the piriformis muscle
- Inflammation or stiffening of the piriformis muscle caused by trauma or spasm
- Piriformis muscle spasm, either due to agitation in the muscle itself or in a structure close by, such as the sacroiliac joint or hip
Treating Piriformis Syndrome
At Texas Injury Clinic, our doctors focus on providing the best noninvasive treatments for piriformis syndrome. They will begin by fully assessing your case, discussing your medical history, conducting a physical examination, and inquiring about symptoms you have experienced.
Chiropractic care can help alleviate symptoms of piriformis syndrome. This natural method of healthcare addresses issues of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems without invasive measures or medication. Whether your piriformis syndrome was caused by trauma or excessive, repetitive motion, our compassionate doctors can target your problem areas with gentle realignments, allowing your body to heal itself.
Our doctors at Texas Injury Clinic are ready to help you eliminate pain caused by piriformis syndrome with chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy.
Our doctors can also develop range of motion exercises tailored to meet your needs. These exercises help stretch the piriformis muscle and reduce spasms. To prevent symptoms caused by piriformis syndrome, try giving your lower body a rest and focusing on upper body training if you experience pain during exercises.
At-home methods offer other ways of dealing with and preventing pain from piriformis syndrome, like certain hamstring and piriformis stretches and alternating hot and cold packs to boost blood flow to the area and accelerate healing.
Put a Stop to Piriformis Pain
If you experience pain, numbness, or tingling in the buttocks and along the back of the legs, you do not have to resort to surgical measures. Our doctors at Texas Injury Clinic are ready to help you eliminate pain caused by piriformis syndrome with chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy. Call us today to at (817) 624-7222 or contact us online anytime.