A 27-year-old male asked:
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back pain leaving while sciatica still remains or gets lower down the leg. could that be a normal healing process? does sciatica need to go back up the leg to indicate healing?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Possibility: Your sciatic nerve is a culmination of nerves which come from the lower extremity. The fibers for a circular or oval bundle as they pas from buttock area to your back. Most sciatica is caused by some degree of compression. At that area the nerves that travel to your lower leg are deeper in the bundle than the upper nerves. If your back is improving less pressure on nerve.
Answered on Jan 16, 2020
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