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Piriformis Syndrome

  Piriformis Syndrome is commonly confused with sciatica, piriformis syndrome causes similar pain in the lower back and buttocks that often extends down the back of the leg and into the foot. The piriformis muscle is a small muscle located deep in the buttock. When the piriformis is too tight, it can press on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower back, runs through the buttock and down the leg. The resulting pain is called piriformis syndrome. One reason that the piriformis ...

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