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Pinched nerve in the hip and leg, how long it takes to heal?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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It depends: It depends on the nerve involved, the cause and the severity of the involvement.
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Varied: It is dependent on the nerve and the issue.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
?sciatica: If this is sciatica from a bulging disc in your back, symptoms often improve within 6 weeks without specific treatment except NSAIDS like ibuprofen. An MRI of the spine provides specific information about disc problems. Disc problems going on for much longer periods may improve with epidural corticosteroid injections or actual disc surgery.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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