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Piriformis Syndrome in Fort Myers

Chiropractic Fort Myers FL Piriformis Syndrome

Our Fort Myers chiropractor specializes in treating piriformis syndrome. Piriformis Syndrome aka “Pain in the Buttocks” is an uncommon neuromuscular disorder that is caused when the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve. This muscle is involved in the lower body to stabilize the hip joint and lift and rotate the thigh away from the body. The Piriformis muscle aids us to walk, shift our weight from one foot to another, and maintain balance. This muscle is also very important in playing sports; especially golf and tennis.

The sciatic nerve runs underneath the piriformis muscle. Spasm to the piriformis muscle can cause the sciatic nerve to compress and it usually starts with pain, tingling, weakness, pins and needles, or numbness in the buttocks. Piriformis syndrome can cause pain in the lower back, groin, perineum, and buttock and hip. But the most common symptoms are pain in the lower back and/or pain that radiates to the buttocks and down the leg and up to the knee. If it is a true sciatica pain then the pain shoots all the way down the leg.


Chiropractic: An effective treatment for Piriformis Syndrome

This can be a very painful condition and for some people, it can also be very disabling. Fortunately, for the majority of people, chiropractic treatment is very effective in treating this condition. An accurate diagnosis is always the key to successful treatment.

Build-up of scar tissues within or between muscles and tendons causes a reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. Since our peripheral nerves also course along the fascia and between muscles and tendons, they can easily become trapped by the scar tissues as well.

In our Fort Myers office, we use chiropractic techniques, physiotherapy, as well as active release technique.

Dr. Chery uses her hands to evaluate the exact location, texture, tightness, and movement of the muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments or nerves that are involved with your symptoms and sets up a treatment plan.

If piriformis syndrome is preventing you from enjoying your life and you are tired of being in pain then call Dr. Chery at Chery Chiropractic Center and start on the road to recovery.

Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm


Tuesday
10:00am - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm


Thursday
10:00am - 6:00pm


Friday
10:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday
Closed

Chery Chiropractic Center
1900 Crystal Drive Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 936-6566

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