Low Back Pain from Deep Gluteal Syndrome
Deep Gluteal Syndrome is when a person is having pain in the buttock region and/ or down the back of the leg. This occurs when the sciatic nerve is being irritated or entrapped in the glute region. Classic Sciatica is when the sciatic nerve is irritated or pinched when it exits the lumbar spine. These are two different problems but can have similar presentations. Finding out the true underlying cause is needed to have a success in fixing the problem. In deep gluteal syndrome, the problem could be the piriformis muscle, the glute or even the hamstring muscles. That is why a proper consultation and exam are needed to get to the root of the problem. Only then can an effective treatment plan be made. Some of the more common symptoms that a person with deep gluteal syndrome may experience include but are not limited to the following:
- Tenderness or aching in the buttock.
- Tingling or numbness that extends down the back of your leg.
- Having a hard time sitting.
- Feeling pain that gets worse the longer you sit.
- Pain that gets worse with activity like walking or exercise.
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