Posts Tagged "Piriformis syndrome"

Sciatica Soothers

A pain in the butt can be a real pain in the neck! (I say in the most clinically appropriate way possible) Have you heard of sciatica?  Of course.  It’s like the common cold or any decent ‘trashcan’ diagnosis for people who want to describe their pain using a more interesting term  other than ‘back pain’. Let me explain. The sciatic nerve exits on both sides of the last bones of your spine, or vertebrae.    Like all nerves in your body, the sciatic nerve runs like a telephone line down a certain path.  In this case, the path is: 1) the lower back 2) down through the glutes 3) down the back of the hamstring 3) into the calf 4) and into the...

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