Piriformis Syndrome Treatment

The piriformis muscles located in the buttocks can be the source of pain and dysfunction. Referred to as piriformis syndrome, spasms or injury in this muscle can lead to a variety of painful symptoms. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, our experienced medical team can diagnose and treat piriformis syndrome to offer relief for our patients at our clinic in San Jose.

The piriformis muscle extends from the bottom of the spine, through the buttocks, and attaches to the top of femur. When this muscle is injured, causing swelling or spasms, it can cause hip pain in the area. It can also impact the sciatic nerve, causing symptoms of sciatica. Treatment for piriformis syndrome can involve a combination of therapies we offer at Allied Pain & Spine Institute, including:

  • Massage and physiotherapy
  • Injection therapy to relieve inflammation
  • Botox injections
  • TENS
  • Pain management medications

All our treatment plans are personalized for our patients, taking into consideration other impact factors and medical concerns. We pursue the least invasive options available to provide relief, with achieving long-term results as our goal.

What are the Symptoms of Piriformis Syndrome?

Piriformis syndrome can have varying symptoms due to the different nerves it can affect. Sciatica symptoms are common and can be present tandemly. Common symptoms experienced with piriformis syndrome include:

  • Pain when climbing stairs or slopes
  • Pain or aching in the buttocks
  • Pain in the hip, hamstring and calf from sciatica
  • Tingling or numbness in hip, hamstring and calf from sciatica
  • Pain when sitting for long periods

If you have been experiencing symptoms of piriformis syndrome, contact our clinic in San Jose to schedule a consultation with one of our physicians at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. We can help diagnose your symptoms and create a treatment plan to give you relief from your pain and dysfunction.