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Piriformis Syndrome Symptoms

Symptoms of piriformis syndrome are very similar to sciatica, which is usually caused by a herniated disk. This may lead to confusion about which condition is causing the symptoms.

Symptoms of piriformis syndrome include:

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Piriformis Syndrome References
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