By Lara Hayward, LMT
Clients often come to me saying they have "sciatica pain." I have found from experience that sciatica pain can sometimes be caused by the piriformis muscle compressing or “impinging” the sciatic nerve. Upward Spiral Therapy helps to balance the client's pelvis and release overly tight gluteal muscles (including the piriformis). This process has helped a lot of my clients.
Along with addressing my clients' pain, I also love educating them on their bodies, so they can play an active role in the healing process. Articles like this have helped clients further understand their sciatic pain and diagnosis with Piriformis Syndrome.
Nick is one of my clients who was experiencing sciatica pain. I started seeing Nick in the spring of 2017, with sciatic pain and a herniated disc. During the course of his massage treatment, we determined that most of his sciatica pain was being caused by tight muscles in his left glute— specifically the piriformis muscle.
Once we worked out the tightness and balanced out his pelvis, his sciatica pain diminished significantly. He now feels very little pain in his gluteal region. He was able to return to his very physical job as a tattoo artist (our neighbors!), and now he comes in for massage maintenance once a month. He feels MUCH better!
In Nick's Words:
I suggested to Nick that he watch the following two videos. The first video explains what Piriformis Syndrome is and what the four anatomical variations of the sciatic nerve are. The second video features stretches that he can do at home to help stretch out the overly tight piriformis muscle.
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