10 Jobs Commonly Associated
with Sciatica & Piriformis Syndrome
With at least 31 million Americans suffering from back pain at any given time, nearly everyone knows someone who is affected. Add pain in the buttocks and pain radiating down through the legs, it can be excruciating!
10 Jobs that Can Impact Piriformis Syndrome & Sciatica:
- Law enforcement/firefighter/public services
- Office administrator
- Truck or delivery driver
- Customer service/call center representative
- Construction worker
- Travel agent
Why would people in these jobs experience Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatica more than others? What are the symptoms? AND most importantly, what can be done about it?
Prolonged Sitting & Repetitive Motion
A staggering 70 to 80 percent of low back pain is muscle related. Positions that require sitting for extended periods are common instigators. Other common causes include age, weight, over-pronation, and repeated motion of the hip and leg muscles through repetitive activities. So, why do these factors create pain? What is actually happening with your body?
Anatomy of the Piriformis Muscle & Sciatic Nerve
All of us have a little, pear shaped muscle on each side of our bodies called the piriformis muscle. The tiny piriformis (butt muscle) is located deep to the gluteals. Prolonged sitting and repetitive motion can cause it to become tense, or tight. The sciatic nerve runs behind the piriformis, and in 15 to 20 percent of people, the sciatic nerve runs right through the piriformis. When the piriformis is tight (imagine a taut rubber band!), it compresses the nerve, producing pain.
Since the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body - running down the back, buttocks, and legs - at nearly three feet (about as long as a golf putter) that puppy hurts when it's compressed. Which causes all the pain, numbness, tingling and associated Sciatica. So, what about other symptoms?
Piriformis Syndrome & Sciatica Symptoms
- Tightness in the lower back or buttocks
- Large painful know in the buttocks
- Burning pain in posterior legs and buttocks
- Aching lower back
- Gluteal pain after driving
- Pain radiating down legs, possibly even as far as the feet
- Back or buttocks discomfort while sitting
- Low back pain, buttocks pain after walking or running
- Muscle imbalance, fatigue, inflexibility, soreness
Natural, Non-Invasive Treatment to Easily Reduce Sciatic Nerve Pressure
There are non-invasive solutions available. Since the pain is muscle related, it can often be treated by addressing the affected muscle. In this case, the piriformis. By knowing the right exercises to do, and by doing them the right way, you can relax the muscle and get rid of the pain.
This is where Miracle Stretch® can help! Since the little piriformis is a hard muscle to isolate, most of us just aren't that flexible, and we're always looking for affordable solutions, we developed the Miracle Stretch® Piri-Stretcher® home therapy tool. Our patented Piri-Stretcher® was created to help target the correct muscle every time, so no effort is wasted and you can be on the road to recovery at a faster rate.
The Piri-Stretcher® is designed for leverage, isolation, and optimal control - all are crucial for a safe, successful, and proper stretch to help relax the muscle and release pressure from the sciatic nerve for pain relief. Used and recommended by professionals nationwide, it is the ideal tool to help with your home exercise program. You don't have to memorize laborious exercises, twist, crunch, or worry about whether you are doing it right. We make it simple for you. Just use the tool and relax into a focused stretch. There are three affordable options to choose from starting under $40 (less than a co-pay on an office visit!)
The Miracle Stretch® Piri-Stretcher® is so easy to use. 3 simple steps - here's how:
If you or a loved one suffers from this, you know it's not fun. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can be debilitating. Try giving the muscle a little stretch. We think you'll be pleased with the results.