Please see the index below for a list of all our articles on Sciatica.

If you are new to the subject, we recommend starting with: What You Need to Know About Sciatica

Stretching exercises that target the piriformis, hamstrings, and hip extensors can help decrease piriformis muscle pain in the buttock and improve the range of motion in the lower back and pelvic region.

When piriformis syndrome pain doesn’t resolve with conservative treatment, an orthopedic surgeon may be consulted for surgery to manage piriformis muscle pain.

Treatment for piriformis syndrome focuses on reducing buttock and leg pain, stabilizing the hip and thigh, and improving mobility in the hip. Surgical treatment for piriformis syndrome is very rare.

Understand the sciatic nerve and gain insights into sciatica, including its causes, symptoms, and effective treatment options.


Sciatica Causes

The origins and risk factors of sciatica can be related to several underlying causes.

Treatment for acute sciatica symptoms may be done at home and typically do not require a doctor’s prescription. Learn about the medications, massages, and other techniques to relieve sciatic nerve pain.

There are several surgical options available to treat sciatica. It is important to learn the risks, recovery time, and success rates of each.