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Piriformis/Deep Gluteal Syndrome Pain Relief

Piriformis/deep gluteal syndrome is a muscular disorder that is caused by damage to the piriformis muscle, which is located in the buttocks near the top of the hip joint. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, Chiropractors at CARESPACE in Kitchener Waterloo can help.

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Effective treatment for piriformis/deep gluteal syndrome

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There are many causes of piriformis/deep gluteal syndrome

There are many possible causes of piriformis/deep gluteal syndrome, but the most commonly accepted theory is that it results from the sciatic nerve being compressed or irritated by the piriformis muscle. This may happen due to tightness in the muscle, injury, or prolonged sitting with the legs crossed. Other potential contributing factors include hip joint problems, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and weak gluteal muscles. Treatment typically focuses on addressing the underlying cause of the syndrome and may involve chiropractic care, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and stretches or exercises to improve flexibility and strength.

Get the best treatment to help your piriformis/deep gluteal syndrome

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your piriformis/deep gluteal syndrome quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

Deep gluteal syndrome, also known as piriformis syndrome, is a rare musculoskeletal disorder related to the piriformis muscle – a small muscle located in the buttocks and hips. It occurs when the piriformis muscle becomes tight or spasms, causing sciatic nerve compression or irritation. Common symptoms include radiating pain from the lower back down to the backs of legs, hip pain, changes in sensation including tingling and numbness in areas related to the sciatic nerve, and difficulty sitting for long periods.

Piriformis/deep gluteal syndrome is a condition that occurs when the piriformis muscle becomes tight or spasms, and irritates the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, and extends from the lower back through the buttock and leg. Symptoms of piriformis/deep gluteal syndrome include pain in the buttock and leg, numbness or tingling in the leg, and weakness in the leg. The pain may worsen with activities such as sitting, walking, or going up stairs.

There are a number of treatments for piriformis/deep gluteal syndrome which can be tailored to the individual. Some common treatments include chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and massage therapy. Chiropractic care can help to reduce muscle spasms and improve range of motion. Physiotherapy can help to stretches and strengthen the muscles around the hip, which can alleviate pain. Massage therapy can help to release tension in the muscles and reduce inflammation.

Get the best piriformis/deep gluteal syndrome treatment that's right for you


chiropractic services

Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for piriformis/deep gluteal syndrome. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!