Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are piriformis and sciatica the same?

No. Piriformis syndrome and sciatica are often confused or used synonymously. However, the two are not the same. Piriformis syndrome is when piriformis, a muscle in the buttock area, becomes irritated or inflamed and inserts into sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a lower back pain that's caused by irritation of one of the lumbar spinal nerves that provides sensation.

Q: Will the pain go away immediately after using the piriformis stretcher?

It's a gradual process, and you need to keep using it to keep your muscles tough and not tight. It is a massage and stretching tool, not a pain reliever. It will help you restore your muscles and fascia for pain relief.