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TRUEPEACENIK's Photo TRUEPEACENIK Posts: 1,198
1/18/20 2:13 P

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LMT here. I work with many cases Of piriformis Syndrome, and yes, most say they think it’s sciatica.

Trigger point can help, yoga stretches like child pose can help. Keeping in motion, even when painful, can help.

Many massage therapists get clients who cannot afford PT appointments. Just find a qualified massage therapist, ask a lot of questions when booking. Folks with sports and pain relief experience will be good choices. Ask if they think massage has to hurt to be effective.

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1/15/20 2:55 A

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Definitely work with a physiotherapist!


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1/8/20 1:11 P

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Definitely see if you can find a good physical therapist. I had a back spasm several years ago and have found the med-x lumbar machine to be a game changer, but I don't know if it would help in your case. PT places often have them and an expert would be able to advise whether it would be useful for you!

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1/6/20 6:25 A

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I hope you can find a good PT in-network.

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NNAPWRCAT Posts: 17
1/5/20 10:35 A

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Thank you. I am going to call insurance to see if anyone near me In Network. I have tried tennis ball, helps but short term. My chiropractor suggested being checked for bulging disc which I'm sure will cost me big!

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1/3/20 10:22 A

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Use a tennis ball to roll the area and break up adhesions. If you find the tennis ball is not getting in there well enough you can also try a lacrosse ball.

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1/3/20 6:05 A

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Can you maybe call your insurance company to locate an in-network PT that is close to you?

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1/2/20 10:14 A

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emoticon Darn insurance.

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1/2/20 10:09 A

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Just talked to my local PT office and my insurance is Out of Network:( just my luck.

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1/2/20 6:02 A

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I hope you can work with a PT. A good one makes a world of difference.

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1/1/20 7:50 P

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I planned on going and talking to a physical therapist tomorrow to see if my insurance will cover me going in for an appt for them to evaluate me. I have never had this in my life and have always worked out and I'm going bonkers. Thank you for your kind words.

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1/1/20 2:07 P

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Oh,I am so sorry you are having so much pain. I have not had personal experience with that; but, wanted to wish you the best. You likely already did this, but, here's what I found on WebMD about this in case any of it is new to you:

www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/pirifo
rmis-syndrome-causes-symptoms-treatmen
ts#1


In addition to seeing your chiropractor, have you checked with your physician or maybe a physical therapist to confirm the diagnosis and any other possible stretches, etc.?

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1/1/20 12:50 P

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My chiropractor said I have piriformous syndrome. At first was treating it as sciatica pain and them after it wasn't getting better said he believes piriformous syndrome. He gave me stretches and I've gotten 3 massages to try to help. I've done no workouts other than yoga for sciatica for 2 months and I'm going crazy! Anyone have experience with this and how did you recover? I ordered a brace that says will help relieve the pain. I can walk just fine and really only have severe pain when I get up from sitting and out of bed but the pain makes me cry out and I'm not a wimpy person. Help!

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