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

The most common causes for piriformis syndrome are when the muscle spasms, becomes tight, or increases in volume or mass. Piriformis syndrome typically develops after a direct injury to the buttock area or from excessive physical activity or poor posture.

Learn the benefits of cold and heat therapy for sciatica, as we explore how these treatments can reduce inflammation and alleviate muscle pain.

Diagnosis of sciatica may involve a medical history, physical exam, imaging, and/or injections.

Essential techniques to help relieve sciatica pain, as well as prevent future episodes of pain include using correct posture and staying active in moderation.

Physical therapy and exercise for sciatica aim to alleviate pain, promote healing, and prevent future flare-ups. Stretching and strengthening exercises are a core component.