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How long does sciatic nerve injury generally last?

How long does sciatic nerve injury generally last?

If sciatica due to a: A disc herniation, 75% of patients are better within 2 to 12 weeks with the rest within one year except about 10% going to surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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How long does sciatic nerve injury normally last?

How long does sciatic nerve injury normally last?

Sciatiic damage: Sciatic nerve damage can occur from a number of different conditions. Most commonly disc herniations can result in damage to the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord that give rise to the sciatic nerve. Other more peripheral problems can also cause sciatic nerve injury such as piriformis syndrome. The injury can become permanent if the underlying cause is not identified and treated. ...Read more

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How long would sciatic nerve injury last?

How long would sciatic nerve injury last?

Timeline for healing: The answer to this question depends on how it was acquired. People with sciatic nerve injury from sitting on the bleachers with a toddler on their knee may have symptoms for 1-2 weeks. People with an injury from penetrating trauma may have the symptoms for a long time, possibly forever. Compression ...Read more

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How long does a pinched nerve usually last?

How long does a pinched nerve usually last?

12-16 weeks: Your symptoms should resolve within the first 3-4 months. Physical therapy, rest, and injections can help. If the pain is unbearable, if you have weakness, then you may need to seek treatment sooner. You have excellent neurosurgeons in your town. Dr. Wade ceola and dr. Chad morgan are spine fellowship trained neurosurgeons in springfield who can help you. ...Read more

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How long does a sciatic nerve pain lasts?

How long does a sciatic nerve pain lasts?

4-6 weeks: Initially the symptoms last 4-6 weeks and if your body heals like it supposed to then pain relief starts. However disc herniations which are the cause of majority of sciatica symptoms last for 6-9 months and therefore people can have pain during that time as well. If not better after 6 weeks see a spine specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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How long after amputation does pain in nerve endings stop?

How long after amputation does pain in nerve endings stop?

Depends: For some people, pain in the affected limb decreases a lot after an amputation. Surgical pain may last a few days to weeks. Others develop phantom sensation or phantom pain, feeling or pain that they perceive to be in the part of the limb that is now gone. A few may have localized pain related to a neuroma, which develops at the cut end of the divided nerve. ...Read more

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How long does sciatica generally last?

How long does sciatica generally last?

About six weeks: The shooting pain of sciatica down your leg can be frightening and uncomfortable but is not life-threatening. If you notice that your foot starts to drag when you walk, or you have bowel or bladder incontinence, you should contact your family doctor immediately. Also, if you feel you cannot stand the pain, you can visit your family doctor for evaluation and possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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How long does it take peroneal nerve to heal after decompression?

How long does it take peroneal nerve to heal after decompression?

Biphasic response: Typically, recovery occurs in two stages, with some initial improvement in the days or weeks after the surgery (as stunned nerves wake back up), followed by months of no real improvement and then finally a second stage of improvement (as regenerating nerve fibers finally grow to reach their targets). The important thing is to keep as active and limber as possible while waiting. ...Read more

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How long does nerve damage typically take to recover from hand surgery?

How long does nerve damage typically take to recover from hand surgery?

Roughly 1mm/day: Peripheral nerves, if cut of severely bruised/crushed, can regrow/regenerate but the rate depends greatly on the age of the patient and the presence of other medical problems. Young, healthy patients typically regenerate ~1mm/day but there is a lot of variability. A lot also depends on the severity of the injury itself. ...Read more

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How long does the effects of a pinched nerve last?

How long does the effects of a pinched nerve last?

Variable: This can be vary greatly, and there's always a chance that some damage to the nerve might be permanent. Usually, improvement happens on the order of weeks to months. Some patients, however, notice near-immediate relief following surgery. ...Read more

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How long does recovery from lower lumbar surgery usually take.

How long does recovery from lower lumbar surgery  usually take.

Depends: It depends on which lumbar surgery you're referring to specifically. But, in all honesty, a lot depends on the pre-operative condition of the patient and many other factors. Wish I had a better answer for you -- good luck! ...Read more

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How long does the numbness from frostbite last?

How long does the numbness from frostbite last?

Can be permanent: Another form of cold thermal injury known as chillblains can also result in permanent nerve injury. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the sciatic nerve to recuperate after surgery?

How long does it take for the sciatic nerve to recuperate after surgery?

Not long : Most patients notice that their leg pain is completely gone right after surgery while others may notice the pain gradually getting better over the next couple of weeks. ...Read more

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How long does pain last from a herniated disk?

How long does pain last from a herniated disk?

75% better 3 months: Most people get better between 2 to 12 weeks from the onset of their extremity pain. This is about 75% without any surgery & does not depend on any one type of treatment or any at all. The rest get better up to one year with about 10% needing surgery with appropriately indicated surgeries doing well 90% as long as they are non smokers, not obese & not diabetic. Those in shape do best in all ! ...Read more

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How long does shoulder tendonitis usually last?

How long does shoulder tendonitis usually last?

Variable: So-called shoulder tendinitis can actually be one of a few things and specifically tendinitis of the biceps tendon or possibly bursitis, arthritis, rotator cuff pathology etc.. Initial treatment is usually but not always rest along with nsaids and hot/cold and massage. No matter the exact pathology it's important to keep the shoulder moving at least a bit to avoid a frozen shoulder. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take to recover from a hip flexor strain?

How long does it typically take to recover from a hip flexor strain?

Flexor strain: A flexor strain may take up to 6 weeks to heal. This can sometimes be associated with labral tearing and/or femoracetabular impingement (fai). Pt can speed up the healing. ...Read more

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Does lumbosacral clumping of nerves roots cause paralysis? If so how long does it take?

Does lumbosacral clumping of nerves roots  cause paralysis? If so how long does it take?

Potentially : If you mean by "clumping" is tethering of your spinal cord then yes, progressive lower extremity weakness can occur without treatment. Arachnoiditis which is another type of clumping from prior injections or surgery typically does not but it can lead to chronic nerve pain. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to recover from spinal fusion surgery?

How long does it usually take to recover from spinal fusion surgery?

How extensive?: Full bone healing can take up to a year, depending on the technique and materials used. Recovery from surgery can be in a few months for smaller, less extensive operations. However, long segment fusions can take much longer to recover from. ...Read more

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How long does sciatic nerve injury generally last?

If sciatica due to a: A disc herniation, 75% of patients are better within 2 to 12 weeks with the rest within one year except about 10% going to surgery. ...Read more

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How long does sciatic nerve injury normally last?

Sciatiic damage: Sciatic nerve damage can occur from a number of different conditions. Most commonly disc herniations can result in damage to the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord that give rise to the sciatic nerve. Other more peripheral problems can also cause sciatic nerve injury such as piriformis syndrome. The injury can become permanent if the underlying cause is not identified and treated. ...Read more

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How long would sciatic nerve injury last?

Timeline for healing: The answer to this question depends on how it was acquired. People with sciatic nerve injury from sitting on the bleachers with a toddler on their knee may have symptoms for 1-2 weeks. People with an injury from penetrating trauma may have the symptoms for a long time, possibly forever. Compression ...Read more

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How do you treat sciatic nerve injury?

How do you treat sciatic nerve injury?

Sciatiic damage: Sciatic nerve damage can occur from a number of different conditions. Most commonly disc herniations can result in damage to the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord that give rise to the sciatic nerve. Other more peripheral problems can also cause sciatic nerve injury such as piriformis syndrome. The injury can become permanent if the underlying cause is not identified and treated. ...Read more

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What is the risk of sciatic nerve injury?

What is the risk of sciatic nerve injury?

It depends: The sciatic nerve could injured with disc rupture or herniated, or could be injured as complication of fracture or dislocation or direct injury by sharp object and some time when doing certain producers. The most common is by disc injury. ...Read more

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Hhow do you treat a sciatic nerve injury?

Hhow do you treat a sciatic nerve injury?

Many choices: Lumbar epidural steroid or selective nerve root steroid injections, radio frequency ablation for intractable pain not responsive to nerve blocks, disc surgery, spinal cord stimulator, indwling narcotic epidural pain pumps, narcotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, gabapentin, muscle relaxants, low dose antidepressants, chiropractic or physical therapy, hydrotherapy, ultrasound treatments. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a sciatic nerve injury?

Pain and numbness: The sciatic nerve is mixed nerve(sensory and motor fiber), every time we have injury to this nerve we have symptoms of numbness and possibility weakness it depend were the nerve injured . We could have numbness in the leg tor thigh and the foot, or weakness in the quadriceps or the ankle or the foot. ...Read more

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What is best is to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

What is  best is to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

Depends: Depends if the injury is reparable or not. Sometimes the nerve can be surgically repaired by neurosurgical procedure. If its irreparable neurostimulation is an option. ...Read more

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What are options to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

It depends: Sciatic nerve injury is not common in childerns, it depend on the cause of the injury the treatment will be. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

What is the best way to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

Treat from a: Functional aspect. Unsure if it is due to trauma or not, but first things that should be done should include bracing if necessary, afo if any lower spasticity. Physical therapy, including pool therapy if at all possible. I hope this helps a little and best of luck! ...Read more

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Ice or heat for a sciatic nerve injury?

Ice or heat for a  sciatic nerve injury?

Can be both: Ice first 24-48 hours of injury. Heat therapy after 48 hours of acute injury. ...Read more

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How do I know if my back pain is a sciatic nerve injury?

How do I know if my back pain is a  sciatic nerve injury?

Medical exam: Sciatica refers to pain that runs down the back of the leg. Most of the time, this is due to irritation to one of the spinal nerves (not the sciatic nerve). To diagnose the problem, a doctor would take a good history, perform a physical exam and review an mri. Finally, to confirm the diagnosis, a diagnostic nerve block would be performed. ...Read more

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I have a sciatic nerve injury with pain in the left buttock. What can I do?

You have to see what: Is the cause of it , most likely disc problem, go and see your physician he will do x-ray and possible MRI to diagnose the reason. ...Read more

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What's the risk of sciatic nerve injury in an intramuscular injection to the buttocks?

What's the risk of sciatic nerve injury in an intramuscular injection to the buttocks?

Small: Not that these cannot occur, but considering the number of these types of injections that are done, they are rare - especially done " by the books" or with the proper technique which is by giving it in the upper outer quadrant of the buttocks, away from the sciatic notch where the nerve is.. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the risk of sciatic nerve injury in an intramuscular injection to the buttocks?

Sciatic nerve damage: Sciatic nerve is very deep in the buttock muscles. It is unlikely to be damaged from an intra-muscular injection. When it is blocked for regional anesthesia for foot and ankle surgery, a very long needle has to be used usually 4". ...Read more

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I have sciatic nerve damage and am in alot of pain. I need something for the nerve pain right away. Can anyone help me with some medications? Texas

HealthTapPrime(-TX?): The prescribing of meds through HealthTap can only be done through one-on-one evaluation on HealthTap Prime, our paid service.HealthTap Prime may or may not be available in Texas - I am uncertain.Meds that are impossible to prescribe through HealthTap Prime include controlled substances, such as narcotic pain meds. Back pain is best evaluated in person, IMO.Please get seen ASAP.Back pain is cruel. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more