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Will I have sciatica for the rest of my life or is there a cure

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
25 years experience Psychiatry
Most likely: When a nerve is damaged significantly, it usually doesn't recover 100%. This does not mean there can be some recovery. It may recover enough so that ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
If possible, walk: I tell my patients that if you are able to stay active then to try to do so. Sometimes, however, the pain is too severe, and rest can help.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
27 years experience Radiology
Be careful: You should stay active but try not to do anything that expressly worsens your sciatica. Sciatica is mostly the result of a disc herniation or an annu ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Marcus
53 years experience Pain Management
Move with sciatica: Sciatica, pain radiating from your low back/buttock to your leg is usually transient. Although recommended in the past, prolonged bed rest is now disc ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Exercise if you can.: if you are able to stay active then to try to do so. Sometimes, however, the pain is too severe, and rest can help.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: First, conservative therapy is associated with longer duration pain, and physical disability at one year according to a Swiss/Canadian study recently ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Flares and quiets: The extra pain will abate (and may come again). The only reassuring thing is that it is not dangerous in causing further injury but that's not enough ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Gill
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sciatic: Pain is normal. Will be gone at one month.
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Meralgia: More likely meralgia versus hip arthritis, sciatica based on description is less likely. Talk to your doctor at next visit about your symptoms.
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Chiropractor: See a chiropractor. If that doesn't help then see a neurosurgeon.
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