IJOCP | April 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Page 17
Conference: Poona Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference POSAC-2014, India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: Sarvesh Sawant, Vilas Jog, Sanjay Patil, Shumayou Dutta


A 35yr old male came with left hip pain radiating to the left lower limb since one month. He complained of pain at one specific spot on the left hip. His VAS score was 9/10. His x-ray L-S spine and PBH came back to be normal. He had no relief on symptomatic treatment. He was admitted and and intravenous analgesics with physiotherapy was given which too did not relieve the symptoms. Then an MRI LS spine with pelvis was done. His MRI revealed no evidence of diffuse disc buldge which would be significant enough to cause the radiating pain. The pelvis showed an abnormally enlarged piriformis muscle which lead us to our diagnosis of PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME. The patient was then given piriformis strenghtning exercises which lead to total relief of symptoms. Hence, the message- not all radiating pains are discal in nature.

How to Cite this Abstract
Sawant S, Jog V, Patil S, Dutta S. NON-DISCAL SCIATICA.  I J Orthopaedic Conference Proceedings April 2014;1(2):17.