Since having lumbar surgery (fusion and decompression) in Dec. 2007, I have had constant pain in the butt and hip areas, making it v. hard to sit, swim, and do other activities involving my legs. Based on an MRI of the pelvic nerves, a new neurosurgeon has diagnosed piriformis syndrome (in which a damaged piriformis muscle in the lower butt area is impinging on the sciatic nerve). The plan is to first inject several muscles (including the piriformis and hip/bursa) to make sure the diagnosis is correct, then do a "minimally invasive" surgery to snip the piriformis. The surgeon tells me that surgery will make the pain disappear forever. Does anyone have any experience with this procedure? Did it fix the problem? Did you have unanticipated consequences or complications? Would love to hear your experiences. Thanks!
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