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how long for sciatic nerve to heal

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Depends on the cause: Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. Treatment may vary depending on the cause of the problem.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
See and: Best to do passive stretching and heat over the areas of stiffness. Should feel better quickly. But next time get out of care and walk around frequent ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Sciatic Nerve : Chronic irritation or compression of the nerves in the back which travel downward towards the leg to form the sciatic nerve may lead to permanent ner ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
46 years experience Orthopedic Spine 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 nex ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Sontag
16 years experience Family Medicine
Sciatic pain: Prolonged pressure on any nerve can cause permanent damage. There is no set time - it can be different for everybody how long that would take.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
19 years experience Pain Management
Varies: In most cases acute pain normally will resolve within a few weeks but sometimes take several months. If your symptoms persist more than a few weeks t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sciatica healing: Pain from a pinched nerve will oftentimes heal in the 6-18 week range. Delay beyond that usually warrants surgery to speed up the recovery and return ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
39 years experience Pain Management
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 ou ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Usually not long: Because sciatica is a symptom of another medical condition, the underlying cause should be identified and treated. Conservative treatment is best in ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
52 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Several days: Epidural steroid injections have used since the early 1950s to treat lower back & radicular pain. It is generally accepted that they provide short ter ... Read More
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