A 34-year-old member asked:
how long does it take for the sciatic nerve to recuperate after surgery?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 46 years experience
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.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Could surgery fix a siatic nerve?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Sciatic nerve pain is very common. The first thing to do is to see a doctor to determine whether your pain is definitely from the sciatic nerve. If so, the next step is to see physical therapy. If that does not help enough, often steroid injections are useful to reduce inflammation around the sciatic nerve. Surgery is a last option but appropriate if the leg is becoming weak and numb.
Last updated Jul 31, 2018
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