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  • Piriformis SyndromePiriformis syndrome is a rare pain disorder that involves the narrow piriformis muscles located on either side of the upper buttocks. The muscle’s primary purpose is to rotate the hip externally — i.e. turning the hip so the knee points away from the other leg. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of the legs. In most people, the sciatic nerve passes behind the piriformis, but in some it goes through the piriformis. If the piriformis presses on the sciatic nerve, the nerve can become compromised, resulting in severe pain.

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