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Is it possible to injure the piriformis muscle in an auto

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Is it possible to injure the piriformis muscle in an auto accident?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 2 years ago.


I am an Orthopaedic surgeon and I would be happy to help you today.

Can you please clarify in what context are you asking this question?


Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I was diagnosed with piriformis muscle injury 2 months after my auto accident.
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 2 years ago.

Thanks for your reply.

It is possible for the piriformis muscle to get injured in an accident but that would not present 2 months after an accident.

If you started having symptoms 2 months after the accident, accident is not likely to be the cause.

Feel free to ask any follow-up questions.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I had pain a couple of hours after the accident, and back pain kept getting progressively worse including the shooting pain, but the height of the pain occured 2 months after the accident. I've done physical therapy but still having pain. What do I do?
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 2 years ago.

Can you describe the pain?

Where does the pain start and what is the path of radiation of pain? Has the pain improved after physical therapy?

What treatment have you been taking other than physical therapy?

Have any investigations been done?