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How long should it take for the sciatic nerve to recuperate after the herniated portion of the disk was removed?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Variable Recovery

The neurologic symptoms of a disc herniation, including that of pain, dysthesia, and weakness, often demonstrate dramatic recovery with a laminectomy with disc excision.
There are cases where nerve root recovery is not complete, due to multiple variables associated with this pathology. In such cases, recovery can occur over months or years. Sometimes, the damage may be permanent.

In brief: Variable Recovery

The neurologic symptoms of a disc herniation, including that of pain, dysthesia, and weakness, often demonstrate dramatic recovery with a laminectomy with disc excision.
There are cases where nerve root recovery is not complete, due to multiple variables associated with this pathology. In such cases, recovery can occur over months or years. Sometimes, the damage may be permanent.
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Days to weeks

Many people have immediate profound reduction in leg discomfort other take a few weeks for the nerve inflammation to calm down.

In brief: Days to weeks

Many people have immediate profound reduction in leg discomfort other take a few weeks for the nerve inflammation to calm down.
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