sorry to take so long to reply. i have been a huge pain in the arse for almost 4 years now. i do stretches and light aerobic and yoga. i also have pain treatments to my sciatic nerves that gives me several months with low pain levels. i have ablations done. they stun the nerve, basically killing it off till it regenerates. a small amount of steroid is injected along with high frequency radio waves that fry the nerves. so far it is the only thing that helps and i can be active.
i also have massage. deep tissue so we can get at those muscles and pull them straight, get the blood flowing and yes it does hurt like all heck, but later is so worth it for me.
i also find walking helps. it hurts at the time and after but it does loosen things up. i have a mountain i climb behind me.
Last edited by bluelakelady; 10-08-2011 at 07:27 AM.
Hi I have had Fibro for years but reently had a horrific bout with sciatica which left me with a dropped foot and weak left leg. They want to operate on my disc that shows a slight bulge. I am not convinced that I should have surgery as each of the drs seem perplexed that I have had such an affect from it as the bulge seems very small to them Yet they want to operate rather than not.
In my recent research I've come accross Piriformis syndrome and it matches all of my symptoms and makes great sense especially siince I have had fybromyalgia for years.
I am intrigued that you are asking about the 2 syndromes together and wonder what your piriformis symptoms were andhow you got diagnosed with it. Any information you can share would be wonderful. I will do the same for you. Thank you in advance for sharing
I, too, would be interested to know of others symptoms with piriformis syndrome, especially anyone with it long-term. Do your symptoms remain constant? Have you had changes or increases in pain or where you experience pain? I have been told i have piriformis syndrome for over a year, tried all conventional treatments (massage, chiropractor, PT, etc.) and yetmy pain has increased to a debilitating amount. Also, I have experienced other symptoms into both sides of my hips, thighs, nerve pain, and now extreme low back pain with burning and "pulling tightness." They don't think it is my spine, but question internal organ pressure that could actually be the cause of the piriformis pain for all of this time. Heading for a treatment is difficult with out more certainty. Knowing of others experiences with this pain might help determine whether my symptoms really do make sense or not with this syndrome. Thanks!