A few months back I recently went through an episode of disc herniation on my L5/S1. My lower back has gotten better but as a result of the disc herniation it also caused my piriformis muscle to severely tighten. No matter what exercise I perform (hamstring stretch, pigeon stretch etc. ice, anti-inflammatory) to loosen up the area every morning it tightens up again. It feels like a knot! Can anyone elaborate on what else this can possibly be?
BTW, I did go to physical therapy and they were the ones who diagnosed the piriformis but again even the mild stretches they had me doing was not enough to permanently relief the situation.
Any thoughts are welcomed!
Santiago Cortes Jr.