DIFFERENCES BETWEEN
SCIATICA & PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME

Sciatica and piriformis syndrome can seem similar in terms of symptoms, but the two conditions are actually quite different. Sciatica refers to irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve originates from nerve roots in the lumbar spine. The most common cause of sciatica is the compression of one or more of the nerve roots.…

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LOOK BEYOND THE SYMPTOM

It is so important we begin to recognize that where we experience pain is not necessarily where there is a problem. Our medical system is currently set up to treat pain “symptoms.” If you have knee pain, you are sent to a knee specialist, if you have foot pain you are sent to a podiatrist,…

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Bulging discs – A pain in the butt!

Almost all of us will at some point in our lives experience lower back pain. Chronic  lower back pain is a condition that drives people straight to the nearest clinic to find out  what can be done. Often the doctor will prescribe physical therapy. If this doesn’t do the  trick, cortisone injections, or ultimately surgery…

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Look beyond the symptom

It is so important we begin to recognize that where we experience pain is not  necessarily where there is a problem.  Our medical system is currently set up to  treat pain “symptoms.”  If you have knee pain, you are sent to a knee specialist, if  you have foot pain you are sent to a podiatrist,…

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Piriformis syndrome vs sciatica

Sciatica and piriformis syndrome can seem similar in terms of symptoms, but the two conditions are actually quite  different. Sciatica refers to irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve originates from nerve roots in the lumbar  spine. The most common cause of sciatica is the compression of one or more of the nerve roots.…

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