Piriformis Injections​

Piriformis injections are used for buttock pain and sciatica (pain that travels down the back of your leg). Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle either spasms and causes buttock pain, or entraps/ irritates the sciatic nerve causing pain, numbness, and tingling down the back of the leg. ​

Piriformis injections are performed under fluoroscopic guidance (x-ray imaging). A small needle is inserted into piriformis muscle where both steroid and local anesthetic are injected. This works by relaxing the muscle and reducing the inflammation and irritation.​