Piriformis Syndrome-Sciatica

The sensation is all too real and often debilitating: constant pain or throbbing in the buttocks or down one or both legs. Millions suffer from the condition commonly known as “sciatica” – owing to the sciatic nerve passing from the spine, through the pelvis and down each leg. And each year in the United States alone, more than 1.5 million people have lumbar MRI scans to find the cause of this buttock and leg pain.

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Pudendal Nerve Entrapment

Pudendal nerve entrapment affects a large number of both women and men, resulting in mild to extreme discomfort in the genital area. Pudendal nerve issues can affect every element of a person’s life, from normal movement to sexual dysfunction and worse. And because of the location, many patients are apprehensive at the thought of discussing it with their physicians, let alone family members.

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Pain in the neck, shoulder, arm, hands – even headache – may be due to thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). This is a general medical term that refers to entrapments and pinched nerves occurring in the neck and shoulder region, but outside the spine. The most common features of this disorder are pain and numbness in the ring and little finger and the experience of increased pain and numbness, even weakness when working with your arms lifted or overhead.

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Brachial Plexus Disorder

The nerves that supply the skin and muscles of the shoulder, arm, and hand emerge from the spine and form the brachial plexus. This complex collection of nerves (located between the spine and the shoulder joint) are prone to injury, resulting in nerve-related conditions and entrapments. Milder injuries constitute thoracic outlet syndrome, but more serious examples typically fall under the diagnosis of brachial plexus disorder.

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