Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying condition, such as a bulge/herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis, but an often overlooked root cause is adhesion in the piriformis and hamstrings. 

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, and it runs from the lower back through the buttocks and down the legs. When this nerve is compressed or irritated, it can cause pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. This condition is called sciatica.

Sciatica can be caused by many different things, but one of the most common and overlooked causes is adhesion in the deep buttock muscles and hamstrings. Adhesion is a glue like substance that forms in your muslces…… typically from repetitive use/trauma. This glue is most times responsible for tightness, pain, weakness, tingling and numbness..  When adhesions form in the piriformis and hamstrings, they can cause the sciatic nerve to become compressed or irritated, leading to pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs.

Sciatica caused by adhesion in buttocks and hamstrings is a condition that can be easily mistaken for other conditions, such as Piriformis Syndrome or trigger points. If you think you may have this type of sciatica, it’s important to see a specialist that is certified to treat adhesion without the use of pain pills, injections or surgery.

If you’re struggling with sciatica, don’t despair—help is available! We are one of only two clinics in North Carolina certified to treat adhesion. Contact us today to see how we can help!