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Donations to keep blog going…

Quick update to my original post from about two hours ago (see below):

There’s no link to go to to send a donation. You can only send one to me if you have a PayPal account. You simply log in to your PayPal account (either on the web or on the free app) and click on Send Money. Then, enter my email address mattstehling@gmail.com as the Recipient, and then the amount you wish to donate. 

Thanks again!

Hi Everyone,

If anyone would like to make a small donation that will go towards the WordPress hosting cost I will be grateful. You will need a Paypal account to send money to me at mattstehling@gmail.com. Please know that even if I don’t raise enough to cover the cost I will renew it again myself like I have for the last three years. This year has been rough for me financially due to another sports related injury which landed me in surgery last Friday. 

That’s twice now in my life that working out has led to a serious injury, chronic pain, and eventually surgery. Gotta love the irony. 


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  1. Chrissy Mason
    September 7, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    I am having trouble following posts and comments on here. I have posted and I get email notification of replies, but I have yet to come back here and find my original posts. Aside from that, I wanted to state that the doctor in Milwaukee will not see my husband as he doesn’t take out-of-state workman’s comp cases. (My husband was hurt in Illinois, yet we live in Wisconsin.) We are searching for doctors in Illinois that might do surgery for PS.
    Please remind me: is it an orthopedic surgeon we are looking for or a neurosurgeon?
    Gregg is having a myelogram next week. The results will go to the pain management doctor. A doctor who is ready to give up and implant a pain relief device, of which Gregg wants no part of.
    Thank you for your help.


    • September 7, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Your husband is a long road. I had the same question regarding Orthopedic vs neurosurgeon. I never could get an answer.
      There was one doctor at John’s Hopkins who is both a neurosurgeon AND Orthopedic. However, he is dismissive of the condition. He would not see me with 3 other doctors diagnoses of PS. You may have to travel to Dallas and get Dr. Hal Martin to evaluate. Keep advocating for your husband.


  2. Vicki Bailey
    July 15, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    We are looking for a Dr in Dallas who treats/operates for ps. We know about Dr. Starr and he will not take my husband. Please give suggestions. 2 years of unbelievable pain. He can’t do anything now after always being an active man. Any help appreciated.


  3. May 30, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Matt, thank you so much for starting and maintaining this blog. It is incredibly reassuring to know I am not alone in this journey. I have been suffering from Piriformis Syndrome for 12 years now. It first cropped up when I was training for the Boston Marathon in 2005. I am 52 years old and have been active and athletic all my life. As many others, I have tried every kind of treatment with no long term relief. Physical therapy, chiropractic, active release therapy, acupuncture, massage, myofascial release, yoga, OTC pain relievers, muscle relaxants in addition to Vicodin and Botox injections. Botox injections provided the greatest relief, but it’s been the rule of diminishing returns. I’ve probably had at least 6 Botox injections with the first giving me about a year of pain relief. A year ago was the last injection which gave about 4 months of relief. At that time, the radiologist administering the injection said that my piriformis showed signs of significant atrophy, so he wasn’t sure it made sense continue further Botox injections. I feel like I’ve hit a dead end. The pain comes and goes. I may have a flare up one day, but the next day could be pain free. Also, the pain is often primarily deep in the left glute, but will often move to low back, then hip/psoas, accompanied by tingling in the heal of my left foot. I am hopeful to get in to see my othropedic doc who has referred me for the Botox injections in the past to see if he’ll give me a referral to a neurologist to get more answers in terms of nerve conductivity testing, etc. and further pain management options. Any feedback or suggestions welcome! Thank you so much. Also, Matt, I’d be happy to donate to your maintaining of this blog 🙂


  4. May 30, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    So glad to have found this blog. Just came across it this weekend!~Can anybody recommend a surgeon for this in the New England area?~Thanks very much! (I will definitely contribute.)

  5. Lori D
    March 27, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Hi Matt, I just found your website today. As so many others I am desperate to find answers for my 2 1/2 years of gluteal/hamstring pain. I believe I have Piriformis Syndrome and / or some adhesions from scar tissue. I was recently diagnosed with Sacroilitis by a neurosurgeon, without any testing(just went off symptoms), however the 4 physicians I have seen have all “blown off ” the idea of piriformis syndrome ( they say it is over diagnosed and rare). I’m just wondering if you have gotten much feedback on MR Neurography. I have been in touch with the institute and am desperate enough to spend the $4000 if it means I can get an actual diagnosis. I have also contacted Dr Loren Fishman, but if I can get a more definitive answer, I’d rather get the MR Neurography done. Any suggestions?
    I hope you have recovered well from your recent surgery. Thank you for starting this site, it is a travesty that this many people are suffering with these problems, and the medical community is so slow to catch up.
    Thanks, Lori

    • March 27, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      Lori – call me. Doctors have difficulty with the diagnosis of PS. I know you can get this $4000 MRN down in price.

  6. sharon powers
    January 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks Matt for your dedication in this blog…it is priceless. I just sent you a little something through paypal to help in managing this. Your blog is how we got in touch with Brian Hobbs, and Dr. Adam Starr in Dallas…my husband is 80% better and I know it was because he only had a seven month journey!! Thanks again for all that you do!!

    On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 5:38 PM, Piriformis Syndrome wrote:

    > mstehling posted: “Hi Everyone, If anyone would like to make a small > donation that will go towards the WordPress hosting cost I will be > grateful. You will need a Paypal account to send money to me at > mattstehling@gmail.com. Please know that even if I don’t raise enough to > ” >

  7. thynes2013
    January 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Hi Matt,
    I don’t have Paypal but would love to give you some funds towards the hosting fee.
    I have found your blog to be so helpful. Can I mail you a check?
    Hope you’re doing okay. Surgery is rough and sometimes the recovery can feel like forever.
    Please take care….

    Tina Hynes

    • January 19, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Sure, you can mail it to:

      Matt Stehling
      627 Hunter Dr
      Mount Pleasant, WI 53406

  8. Shannon
    January 18, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Yes!!!! I will Definitely give you a donation and I have an account.! Please send me a link!!!!Your blog has been a God sent miracle that put me in touch with some Amazing people and Doctors that I otherwise would not have ever known about! Please don’t stop, your story and continuing info has brought hope back into my life and I’m sure many others..Thank you and God Bless you

    • January 18, 2017 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you Shannon. All you have to do is log in to your PayPal account (on the web or the app) and Send Money to mattstehling@gmail.com

      Thank you so much

  9. Mike Tranquillo
    January 18, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Matt, can you share your address for donations?

  10. Mike Tranquillo
    January 18, 2017 at 7:47 pm


    Has anyone seen this website, curious what the consensus is from us sufferers….


    I would appreciate your comments, thanks.


    • January 18, 2017 at 11:29 pm

      I am interested as well. Anybody have one?

  11. January 18, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I’m off my work at the moment as I’m only 12 days post surgery. I’ll be working from home for a bit as of friday so I’ll make sure I send over a donation soon.
    Thanks for providing us with a forum to find out more about PS and chat with others going through it.

    • February 7, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      Hope your post surgical days are going well. Praying for your quick healing! I am flying to Dallas on Feb 18th for my 3 day workup after 13 months of failed conservative treatments:
      lumbar facet injection, si joint injection, impar ganglion nerve block, hip injection+ hip arthro gram (labral tear found)/, piriformis injection, coccygeal mobilization/ pelvic floor evals/therapy. Any advice for me as I move forward with decision for surgical option solution? Thanks, Sue

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