In today’s muscle of the day we have a repeat muscle for the 3rd time, but it’s commonality and level of problems it can lead to is very important.
What we have pictured today is the sciatic nerve with adhesion at the deep hip rotator muscles.
In many cases the muscle that it is getting stuck too is wrongly thought to be the piriformis muscle.
Sometimes in the musculoskeletal world we get these ideas or notions that it just has to be something, and in this case we end up with the wrong and inaccurate diagnosis of piriformis syndrome.
More likely and more common is for the adhesion to develop on the deep muscles of the hip, especially the muscle called the superior gemellus.
So why does this area get so much adhesion?
Because it is at the perfect point of tension when we spend the majority of our days sitting. When this happens it puts the muscle in constant contraction, when this happens it doesn’t get enough blood or oxygen.
This triggers a chemical response and the body lays down adhesion to help support the area.
Over time this adhesion builds up more and more and eventually gets stuck to the nerve.
When a nerve get stuck you can have any of the following:
When left unchecked for a long period of time this nerve entrapment can manifest itself with several other problems:
Low back pain.
Knee pain and degeneration.
Chronic hamstring pulls.
Decreased posterior chain strength.
So this adhesion is a big deal and is often completely missed by all hands-on practitioners because they are looking for it in the wrong area.
The difference is in the details and experts in the Integrative Diagnosis system are the best doctors in the world at finding and fixing this problem.