Is buttock pain caused by Sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome?
Buttock pain can be very debilitating. Often it relates to either Sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome.
While both relate to the sciatic nerve there are key differences between them.
Sciatica is a catchall term that refers to symptoms of pain, tingling, numbness, and/or weakness that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve.
This path runs from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down the back of your leg. It typically affects only one side.