Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome Treatment in Newport Beach

Piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle in the hip irritates the sciatic nerve.

The cause of piriformis syndrome is still unknown. Sometimes injuries or hematomas can cause piriformis syndrome.

Typically symptoms include:

  • Pain that radiates down the leg
  • Tingling down the leg
  • Pain, numbness in the buttocks

To diagnose piriformis syndrome, your Newport Beach orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Todd Peters will perform a complete and thorough physical examination as well as a medical history check. He may also request X-Rays, MRIs, and CT scans to better assess your case.

X-Rays – A type of quick imaging process using electromagnectic waves to better show Dr. Peters bones of the body to pinpoint possible sources of pain.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – This type of imaging uses radiology to show Dr. Peters the soft tissues of the body like muscles, disks, nerves, and the spinal cord.

Computerized tomography (CT) – CT scans are X-ray scans taken from various angles to create a cross-section of bones and soft tissues of the body.

Piriformis syndrome is easily treated by Newport Beach orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Todd Peters. First Dr. Peters will use non-surgical treatments such as:

  • Steriod/Epidural injections
  • Acupuncture
  • Pain medication

Dr. Todd Peters specializes in minimally invasive treatment of Piriformis Syndrome. For appointments, please call (949) 383-4182 or Contact Us.