Buttock Hip & Back Pain

Piriformis Syndrome

What is the Piriformis Muscle? This is a small muscle deep in the buttocks that helps to rotate the leg outwards. It runs from the base of the spine and attaches to the thigh bone (femur) roughly where the outside crease...
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Iliolumbar Ligament Sprain

What is an iliolumbar ligament sprain? The ligament that runs from the side (transverse process) of the 5th lumbar vertebrae to the back of the iliac crest is called the iliolumbar ligament. A sprain is a tear of a...
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Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain This is very common and can be classified into acute lower back pain and mild to moderate lower back pain. Making a precise diagnosis of a specific back injury or condition which might be causing lower...
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Myofascial Pain in Buttock Muscles

What is Myofascial Pain? Myofascial pain or trigger points in the gluteus medius and piriformis muscles can cause pain in the buttock area. A trigger point is a tiny localized knot in the muscle. The muscles involved may ...
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Sacroiliac Joint Pain

What is the Sacroiliac Joint? There are Sacroiliac Joints either side of the spine located at the bottom of the back. These joints assist in making up the rear part of the pelvic girdle and sit between the sacrum and the...
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Sciatica

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is pain that starts in the back or buttocks and radiates down one of the legs. It is quite a common complaint. This complaint is usually caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. There can be...
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