Posts made in May, 2016

Deep Gluteal Syndrome (Formerly known as Piriformis Syndrome)

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Lumbar Spine Dysfunction, Sciatica

The presence of deep pain in the buttock or posterior hip which is caused from non-discogenic and extrapelvic entrapment of the sciatic nerve is called Deep Gluteal Syndrome.  Prior in medicine deep pain in the buttock was referred to as Piriformis Syndrome.  This is because the main muscle palpated which was painful in the deep buttock or posterior hip is the piriformis muscle.  However, many more structures are in the deep buttock area that can be a cause of or contributing factor to deep pain in the buttock. The sciatic nerve runs through the sciatic notch underneath the piriformis in...

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