Piriformis syndrome is an elusive clinical entity. It is likely that this condition is overlooked and overdiagnosed with equal propensity. It is characterized by buttock pain with a variable component of sciatic nerve irritation and probably represents the most common cause of extraspinal sciatica. Systematic clinical assessment will generally lead to the correct diagnosis. Piriformis syndrome may be responsible for between 0.33% and 6% of all cases of low back pain and/or sciatica. Thus, although this condition is uncommon, it is not rare.
At Pain Spa Dr Krishna is very experienced in interventional treatments. Dr Krishna always performs piriformis injection injection under ultrasound guidance for greater accuracy and improved safety. Ultrasound gives the added advantage of visualizing the surrounding structures including muscles, nerves and blood vessels.