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Arizona Pain Treatment Centers

Piriformis Syndrome

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At Arizona Pain Treatment Centers we utilize a multi-specialty approach to treat spine, nerve and pain related symptoms. We offer a combination of cutting-edge pain-relieving procedures and medication management. Our team will design an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Piriformis Syndrome

What is Piriformis Syndrome?

The piriformis muscle is a small, band-like muscle located deep in the buttock. It attaches to the base of the spine at one end and the joint of the thigh bone (femur) at the other end. The piriformis muscle plays an important role in our lower body movement. It stabilizes the hip joint, and it enables us to walk, shift our weight from one foot to another, and maintain balance.​ The sciatic nerve runs alongside or through the piriformis muscle.

Piriformis syndrome refers to the symptoms that occur when the sciatic nerve is compressed by the piriformis muscle.​ Similar to symptoms of sciatica or sciatic nerve pain, symptoms of piriformis syndrome also include pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, as well as tingling or numbness in the buttocks.

Note from the Doctor:

Receiving specialized treatment for piriformis syndrome can get you back on track to doing the things that you love. Come see our team for relief.”

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Azmi N. Nasser, D.O.

Medical Director

Arash Ghaffari, M.D.

Physiatrist

Amelia Campbell, NP-BC

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Avi Mallin, MSPAS, PA-C

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