What is the prevalence of piriformis syndrome in the US?

Updated: Sep 16, 2020
  • Author: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA; Chief Editor: Ryan O Stephenson, DO  more...
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Given the lack of agreement on exactly how to diagnose piriformis syndrome, estimates of the frequency of sciatica caused by piriformis syndrome vary from rare to approximately 6% of sciatica cases seen in a general family practice. [2] More than 80% of adults have had at least 1 episode of disabling low back pain (LBP) in their lifetime. [15]


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