Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve, causing symptoms of sciatica into the lower extremity.
A pathologic disc can compress the sciatic nerve resulting in sciatica. Although any pathologic disc is potentially serious.
Self-care for piriformis syndrome involves heat followed by stretching. The client can perform either the Figure-4 or the horizontal adduction stretch.
Piriformis syndrome occurs when a tight piriformis muscle compresses against the sciatic nerve, causing symptoms of sciatica into the lower extremity.
A herniated disc in the neck refers symptoms into the upper extremity. A herniated disc in the low back refers symptoms into the lower extremity (sciatica).
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