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My doctor had me take a CT scan and he confirmed I have Spinal protrusion on level L3-L5, L4–5 and Spinal herniation at L5-S1.
Took pain meds and traction for 4 weeks and saw no improvement. Went to a physiotherapist for Dynamic traction and IFT. He then re-examined me and conclued that I have Piriformis syndrome and not spinal herniation. The reason that he gave was that I was able to rise my leg more than 40 degrees in my SLR test.
After seeing my pelvic CT he stated that having disc prolapse/protrusion on a CT doesn't confirm that the sciatic nerve is being impinged due to the herniation and that I have Piriformis syndrome. So inorder to confirm this he asked me to take an weight bearing x-ray. Is there a way to confirm Piriformis syndrome or exclude it?
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