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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?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 29 years experience
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.

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