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Receiving Social Security Disability for Back Pocket Sciatica

Can I receive Social Security disability for back pocket sciatica? This is something you want to know if you are suffering with this disorder, and it and/or complications resulting from the disorder or other conditions along with the disorder are why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. disabled-cant-work Located far inside of your buttock is your piriformis muscle. It is one of the 6 muscles in what is known as your lateral rotator group. These are a group of muscles that all externally (laterally) rotate the femur (thigh bone) in your hip joint. Above your sciatic nerve The piriformis muscle is situated just above your sciatic nerve in most people. This nerve has its origin in your lower back and extends down the back of your leg. Your piriformis muscle has the task of rotating and externally pulling away (abducting) your thigh. Back pocket sciatica is a neuromuscular condition that is marked by irritation and inflammation of your sciatic nerve. Your sciatic nerve may be pressured by your piriformis muscle if that muscle gets inflamed and swollen. This, in turn, causes your sciatic nerve to be irritated and inflamed. There are signs and symptoms that evidence back pocket sciatica. Some of these are: A change in your bowel habits Pain that increases in activities in which your sciatic nerve is pressed against, such as sitting Pain that is triggered by climbing stairs Pain that happens during sexual intercourse Pain that gets worse and radiates to the back of your calf, thigh and lower back when you engage in sports activities like cycling or running Pain that is triggered when firm pressure is applied directly over your piriformis muscle Chronic (ongoing) tingling, pain and numbness in your buttocks and the surrounding area. The exact cause of back pocket sciatica is not known at the present time. However, there are some suspected causes which include: Swelling of your piriformis muscle that results from a spasm or injury Bleeding that occurs in the area of your piriformis muscle Tightening of your piriformis muscle that results from spasm or injury Problems involving your sacroiliac joints, such as stiffness or overstress Pronation (a rotational movement of your foot) Stress, injury or trauma to the area around your piriformis muscle A combination of weaker abductors and stronger adductors Overactive hip flexors and inactivation of gluteal muscles Engaging in exercise, sports or activities that involve forward postures/movements of your body. As mentioned at the beginning, you may be suffering from back pocket sciatica, and this disorder and/or complications resulting from it or other disorders along with it may be what is causing you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. You may have applied for Social Security disability and been denied. If you are planning on appealing your denial or reapplying for Social Security disability, keep this simple fact in mind. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one here at, are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney standing with them. Why not contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+