A 50-year-old female asked:
I was diagnosed with sciatica in Nov 2014 and I'm still in pain. My leg has gone out on me few times and hurts to walk any distance. Trouble sleeping?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jonathan Hyde answered
28 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Surgery Possible : If you're still in pain, you should consider definitive treatment.... Most sciatica cases resolve within 2-3 months, but if symptoms persist past 6 months permanent nerve damage can occur. Please see a surgeon for treatment options. You may need surgery if there is true anatomic blockage to the nerve roots comprising the sciatic nerve.
Answered on Apr 30, 2016
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