Sciatica is caused by two common culprits – the lumbar spine and the piriformis muscle. If you’re a total anatomy newbie – like I was and still am – let me further explain those two culprits. The lumbar spine is the lower back area that connects the thoracic spine (middle to upper back) and the sacral spine (the tailbone). The piriformis is a sneaky muscle located deep within the buttock, it attaches your sacrum to the top of your femur (thigh) bone. It’s important to understand the difference between these two in order to locate where the pain is originating from and then how to heal this pain..."
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