Is Piriformis Syindrome A Possible Hereditary Factor?
My aunt was affected by piriformis syindrome which made it difficult to walk and was getting worse and worse. And my aunt’s younger sibling also suffered from piriformis syindrome but it was not as severe as my aunt’s. Is it coincidentally their disease the same or because of heredity?
Hello Leon, thank you for the question.
As you might already know, Piriformis syndrome results from compression or irritation of the ischiadicus nerve by the Piriformis muscle. The nerves and muscles are located in the lower back, the canal from the spinal part of the sacrum, to the thighs and legs. That is why the pain spreads from the lower back, buttocks, pelvis, thighs, until the calf. This condition is indeed more experienced by women, although the reasons are unknown.
In severe conditions, muscles can become stiff, experience weakness, so that a person becomes difficult to walk and lose balance.
Common causes are:
Abnormal development or abnormal position of the piriformis muscle and ischiadicus nerve.
Spinal alignment disorders, such as scoliosis.
Spinal damage, for example due to TB infection in the spine.
So far no evidence has been found regarding the role of genetics in the development of this disease. Although it is also possible, there are several genes that play a role in the development of abnormal muscles and nerves. In addition, it is likely that the activities of several family members who may be similar may cause the same disease.
Thus information from me, may be useful. Regards.