Syndrome myofascial du muscle piriforme et sciatalgie persistante chez le lombalgique en rééducation

ArticleinLa Lettre de médecine physique et de réadaptation 25(3):158-161 · September 2009with71 Reads
DOI: 10.1007/s11659-009-0127-1

Background Myofascial syndrome affecting the piriformis is quite common in rehabilitation patients with low back pain and may present as persistent sciatica. Goals Based upon a clinical case, define the symptomatology and treatment of myofascial piriformis muscle syndrome. Results Computerized tomography-controlled corticoid injections and specific rehabilitation relieve muscle contracture and pain, allowing the back pain program to be resumed. Discussion The physiotherapist’s knowledge of myofascial syndrome affecting the piriformis may help early diagnosis and treatment, thus avoiding unnecessary lumbar investigations.