WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF BUTTOCK PAIN?
"Prevalence of piriformis syndrome was 6.25%. Piriformis syndrome is one of the differential diagnoses of low back/buttock pain with Sciatica. Individuals of all activity levels can be affected. Females are more affected than males. Causes are overuse, prolonged sitting, trauma, and vigorous massage." From the abstract of a 2013 study from the Indian Medical Society called Prevalence of Piriformis Syndrome Among the Cases of Low Back / Buttock Pain with Sciatica: A Prospective Study
Butt pain. We've all had it at one time or another. Maybe you sat too long on a hard chair. Or maybe you fell on your rear end on the ice --- or while playing sports or roller skating. Or maybe you were like me and got your hind end SPANKED on a fairly regular basis as a child. These are all causes of butt pain --- but not the kind of butt pain that we will be discussing today. Today I want to address a few of the potential diagnoses in people who end up with debilitating buttock pain.
Most buttock pain, whether chronic or acute, can be dealt with using conservative methods (without DRUGS, surgeries, or EXPENSIVE TESTS). CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS, understanding INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS, TISSUE REMODELING, LASER THERAPY, CORE STRENGTH, or SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY will change most of these conditions.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).