"Man doc, it feels like a toothache in my butt. It just won't let up!"
You may call this a crude description of the pain, but if you experience it, you will agree. GOIC professionally stands for Gemelli Obturator Internis Complex, lots of words that come together to mean pain. You would be amazed at how many people describe GOIC pain as a "toothache in the butt," but it makes sense. The sciatic nerve that passes through this area is 2 cm in breadth. It is the largest nerve in the body and hurts in proportion to its size.
This pain in the gluteus (the anatomical term for "butt") is sometimes the last symptom of a low back and/or leg pain episode to leave. And like a toothache, you just want it gone. It may even be the reason you now seek professional help.
GOIC Syndrome may be a symptom along with bursitis, stenosis, disc herniation, or tendonitis.
A thorough, clinical examination which may include imaging is important to your recovery.
Lumbar Spine Exam Description
In-office, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic uses Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression to lower the pressure in the disc so the nucleus pulposus returns to the center of the disc, aid in the healing of the torn anular fibers, and drive out chemicals that irritate and inflame the spinal nerves.
Cox Technic is used to relieve the source of the leg and back pain while you will be given a few special exercises (inner and outer thigh stretches) to stretch this nerve's pathway and hasten the relief.
Clinical Case Reports: GOIC Syndrome
Contact Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic in Montreal to relieve your pain due to GOIC Syndrome.