Piriformis Syndrome and the Sciatic Nerve

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Piriformis syndrome is a neurological injury from compression on the sciatic nerve caused by the piriformis muscle.

It's a wonder why everyone doesn't get piriformis syndrome. The nerve seems like it would be compressed on everyone. Below you can see the Piriformis crossing over the nerve.

Piriformis syndrome is a neurological injury. It’s caused by the compression of your sciatic nerve by your piriformis muscle