Lumbar Spine Dysfunction

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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Dr. Pamela Morrison Recently had an Article Published in the Women’s Health Physical Therapy Journal

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Lumbar Spine Dysfunction, Painful Intercourse, Staff Update

Abstract title: The Use of Specific Myofascial Release Techniques by a Physical Therapist to Treat Clitoral Phimosis and Dyspareunia See abstract. We helped a patient with sexual pain including clitoral pain and painful intercourse who had other concomitant orthopedic problems such as lumbar spine pain and pubic symphysis pain/bone bruise. All of the patient’s pain improved with manual therapies, motor control exercises, pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation, Integrative Manual Therapy Techniques, and prescriptive exercises including stretching exercises. Making patients and other health...

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Professional Postpartum Musician with Pelvic Pain Gets Relief

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Coccydynia, Lumbar Spine Dysfunction, Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction

A 42 year-old professional violinist presented to our clinic with complaints of coccyx pain that began after the birth of her daughter approximately one year ago. During her delivery she received an epidural and induction. Soon after, she began to experience pain in the region of her tailbone or coccyx which worsened with sitting on hard surfaces as well as the floor. During her physical therapy evaluation, she demonstrated sacroiliac (SI) joint and sacral torsion or misalignment as well as multi-level lumbar vertebral segmental dysfunction. Her coccyx was hyper-flexed or drawn under. Right...

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