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Can you leave sciatia nerve untreated?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
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In brief: Sciatica untreated

This depends on how bad the symptoms are and on how it affects daily activity.

In brief: Sciatica untreated

This depends on how bad the symptoms are and on how it affects daily activity.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management

In brief: Usually Improves

Typically it improves within 3-6 weeks on its own as your body heals.
If it continues then many different things can happen, chronic pain/numbness, muscle wasting from disuse or atrophy from significant nerve compression. In more severe cases, things like bowel/bladder incontinence or even paralysis can ensue. Would suggest seeing your doctor if you are not improving after 3-4 weeks.

In brief: Usually Improves

Typically it improves within 3-6 weeks on its own as your body heals.
If it continues then many different things can happen, chronic pain/numbness, muscle wasting from disuse or atrophy from significant nerve compression. In more severe cases, things like bowel/bladder incontinence or even paralysis can ensue. Would suggest seeing your doctor if you are not improving after 3-4 weeks.
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