COMMON CAUSE OF SCIATICA AND LOW BACK PAIN…

Gluteus Muscles

According to Ron ‘Soft Tissue Therapist’ WordPress site a common cause of sciatica and low back pain can be from the ‘Piriformis Muscle‘ – it is a small external rotator of the hip whose function primarily is to turn the knee and foot outward. It lies deep within the gluteal muscles, originates from the sacral spine, and attaches to the greater trochanter of the femur — the big bony “bump” on the outside top of the thigh. The sciatic nerve passes beneath through an opening called the sciatic notch.

Ron says ‘“Even though your back is flawless, the piriformis muscle in the buttock may tighten, go into spasm, and entrap the sciatic nerve, causing the same symptoms and misery that come with herniated disks.” 

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