Specific piriformis products are difficult to find, but many general back pain devices claim to provide benefits for piriformis syndrome. Unfortunately, virtually all of these consumer offerings consist of ineffective wastes of time and money. In essence, most piriformis pain relief products are scams.
The pain product industry is huge and growing daily in size, scope and profitability. This sector remains largely unregulated, even in strict countries, since products tend to skirt laws by marketing themselves as health or beauty aids, rather than legitimate medical devices. Most of these products are produced and distributed from countries with little of no regulation of consumer goods, allowing the manufacturers free rein to deceive hopeful patients with the promise of effectual relief.
We know that the tone of this resource section is already distinctly negative. However, we make no apologies. Our extensive experience in advocacy for chronic pain sufferers has sickened us to the core with the vastness of the scam piriformis product industry. In this essay, we intend to expose it in all of its ugliness.
Ineffective Piriformis Products
The internet is full of scams that are often additional typically seen on late night television infomercials. These products often claim wondrous benefits and feature shockingly positive “real reviews from real users”. However, the truth of these devices is that they are designed and built to accomplish only one important task: to separate you, the consumer, from your hard-earned money. All their reviews are fake and written by marketing specialists. Don’t be fooled.
None of these plastic pieces of garbage will help you or provide any benefit. Some of these products are dangerous and many users have been injured by some devices, especially those which utilize traction. We include in this category all the various back braces, traction devices, vacuum devices and virtually all home-use “miracle cures”. The only thing miraculous about these devices is that someone has not imprisoned the people responsible for poisoning the planet with them. It is just a matter of time…
Effective Piriformis Product Offerings
Below, we take a special look at a few potentially effective products that are geared towards piriformis pain sufferers. If you are in the market for a particular device, please refer to the section below to see our evaluation prior to purchase. If the device you are investigating is not listed, please contact us so that we may evaluate it on your behalf:
Piriformis cushions may provide some semblance of relief for some conditions while seated. Do not expect too much and you will not be overly disappointed if they fail to help your specific form of pain. At least these products are cheap and can be used as regular cushions if they prove otherwise worthless.
Topical piriformis medication is certainly a legitimate option for home treatment. Many topical pan relief products are effective, but this does not mean that they are indicated for your particular diagnosis. Sciatic nerve compression will not respond well to topical medication, but some types of injury might. You have little risk by trying.
Is there a best mattress for piriformis syndrome? How about the best chair for piriformis pain? We investigate claims that some styles are more advantageous for piriformis symptoms than others.
Warning on Piriformis Products
The various governments of the world allow companies to market garbage to people in lieu of effective healthcare. The companies that are responsible get around the minimal laws that would otherwise protect healthcare consumers by changing the category of the product they are selling. Then they have complete freedom as to what they can claim and how they can sell.
Consumers are often lacking in education when it comes to the products they are purchasing. Too many of us are overly trusting and feel that companies could not possibly lie to us without some sort of penalty. However, deceit is actually a standard practice in business and is truly at the core of virtually all pseudo-medical marketing efforts.
If it was not for our collective naivety, these companies would be out of businesses, but instead they are some of the richest in the manufacturing world. Wake up friends and save your money. There are plenty of treatment options, including home remedies that might be both safe and effective. You do not have to stoop so low as to support swindlers and thieves.
If you are a company with a reputable product geared towards providing relief for piriformis pain, we welcome you to contact us for objective evaluation. If your product works, we will happily propagate the good news. If not, we will tell everyone, as well.