Piriformis syndrome is a when the piriformis muscle, the muscle that begins at the lower spine and connect to the upper surface of the femur, irritates the sciatic nerve. The irritation of the sciatic nerve will then cause pain, numbness, and tingling through the
The piriformis muscle is essential for walking and maintaining proper balance. This muscle helps stabilize the hip and allows the thigh to properly move.
The result of piriformis syndrome usually leads to a spinal disc herniation.