piriformis syndrome

noun

: sciatica that is caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle and is characterized by pain, tingling, and numbness in the buttocks often extending down the leg

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“Piriformis syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/piriformis%20syndrome. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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