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A 39-year-old female asked:

can pressure on the sciatic nerve cause permanent numbness / tingling. if so, how long before it does?

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Dr. Todd Sontag
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Sciatic pain: Prolonged pressure on any nerve can cause permanent damage. There is no set time - it can be different for everybody how long that would take.

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Last updated May 24, 2013

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