Piriformis muscle injections are used to determine the cause of buttock and sciatica type pain. However, these muscle injections are both diagnostic and therapeutic! Our team is able to determine the cause of your back pain AND provide you with relief from the pain.
These injections eliminate pain temporarily by paralyzing the piriformis muscle and stopping the muscle spasm. If the piriformis muscle is injected and your pain goes away for several days, then it is very likely that a portion of your pain is caused by piriformis syndrome. Once we know what structure is causing your pain, we can begin to explore options for treating the condition!