Disc Centers Of America Helps Relieve Hip/Glute Pain (GOIC)

So you have pain in the butt, gluteus, hip area? Everyone describes this pain with different terminology, even doctors and researchers! This pain is not all that uncommon for sciatic and back pain sufferers. Gluteal pain that just won’t go away – a “toothache in the butt” – is more well recognized today as its own issue often related to irritation of the sciatic nerve. Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor at Disc Centers Of America is very knowledgeable of sciatic nerve irritation and its chiropractic care relief.

ANATOMY

Many structures come together in the area of this gluteal/hip pain! The gemelli muscles are positioned in the posterior hip area. Along with the obturator internus, piriformis, and quadratus femoris muscles, the gemelli muscles were viewed as allowing external rotation of the thigh. (1) A study of the sciatic nerve in both live volunteers and cadavers during hip rotation demonstrated that during passive hip rotation, the sciatic nerve is closely linked to the gemelli-obturator internus complex, curving during passive internal rotation and relaxing during external hip rotation. (2) In an ultrasound study of the motions of gluteal and subgluteal muscles, researchers documented that passive movements of hip rotation and isometric contraction of muscles impacted the sciatic nerve in the subgluteal space. They proposed that these passive movements may well affect the sciatic nerve, triggering retrotrochanteric pain in the gluteus. (3) Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor recognizes how anatomy shapes how pain is experienced every day!

ANATOMY AND PAIN: The Sciatic Nerve

Right in the heart of|In the middle of all these gluteal muscles is the sciatic nerve that runs from the spine to the toes. Back in 2009, an early description of sciatic nerve compression discussed how endometriosis, abscess, tumor, adjoining uterus, piriformis syndrome and newly discussed sciatic neuropathy as a result of compression of the sciatic nerve by obturator internus tendon and muscle may well be reasons for sciatic pain. (4) Even earlier, in 2005, a chiropractic radiologist/clinician and a chiropractic anatomist correlated the clinical presentation of deep gluteal, sciatica-like pain in back pain patients with continual aching pain in the retrotrochanteric area of the hip and upper posterolateral thigh. The anatomist described how the structures in this area contained the gemelli-obturator internus muscle complex and related bursae. (5) Disc Centers Of America finds this to be a small area for everything to fit!

TERMINOLOGY

A review of just what is published about deep gluteal syndrome – pain in the gluteus – stated that deep gluteal syndrome has been more recounted in the medical literature lately but called all sorts of different names: piriformis syndrome, gemelli-obturator internus syndrome, ischiofemoral impingement syndrome, proximal hamstring syndrome. Reviewers characterized this deep gluteal syndrome as posterior hip pain as a result of nerve entrapment beyond the piriformis syndrome which can be caused by nerve entrapment. If not pathological, the nerve entrapment of deep gluteal syndrome can be conservatively treated. (6) Medical conservative and Buffalo, NY chiropractic conservative each offer different options. Disc Centers Of America can help.

CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS

Conservative treatment is usually first before any more invasive treatments. Medical approaches were listed as rest, avoiding irritating movements, taking meds, getting injections, or doing physiotherapy. Patients with persistent or recurrent symptoms after conservative treatment may undergo surgery. (6) Chiropractors like your Buffalo, NY chiropractor deliver conservative care effectively for most. The clinician-author described conservative treatment as goading of the bursa/sciatic nerve/muscle area – referred to as the GOIC (gemelli obturator internus complex) areaalong with Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression of the lumbar spine L5S1 area to relieve irritation of the sciatic nerve. (5) Relief is often forthcoming for Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients with this method.

CONTACT Disc Centers Of America

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment soon. The gluteal/butt/hip pain – whatever its name – may get relief at last!

 
Disc Centers Of America understands the anatomy of pain in the gluteal (butt/hip) area and has relieving treatment. 
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