This article is divided into several pages for easier reading:
- Part 01: Introduction and Defining the Terms.
- Part 02: What is Piriformis Syndrome?
- Part 03: Anatomy of the Gluteal Region.
- Part 04: What can cause Piriformis Syndrome?
- Part 05: Who can be Affected by Piriformis Syndrome?
- Part 06: Prevalence and Risk Factors.
- Part 07: What are the Symptoms?
- Part 08: How is Piriformis Syndrome Diagnosed?
- Part 09: Differential Diagnosis for Piriformis Syndrome.
- Part 10: Treatment.
- Part 11: What is the Prognosis or Outlook?
- Part 12: References and Bibliography.
11.0 What is the Prognosis or Outlook?
Because it affects soft-tissue, piriformis syndrome may be diagnosed late, and therefore has a tendency to become chronic.
Consequently, piriformis syndrome may be confused with lower back pain caused by intervertebral disc herniation or sciatica from nerve root compression (Section 9.0).
However, with proper management, the affected individual may live pain-free and with full function.
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