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How long does sciatic nerve injury generally last?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: If sciatica due to a

A disc herniation, 75% of patients are better within 2 to 12 weeks with the rest within one year except about 10% going to surgery.

In brief: If sciatica due to a

A disc herniation, 75% of patients are better within 2 to 12 weeks with the rest within one year except about 10% going to surgery.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Usually not long

Because sciatica is a symptom of another medical condition, the underlying cause should be identified and treated.
Conservative treatment is best in many cases. •apply heat or ice to the painful area. Try ice for the first 48- 72 hours, then use heat after that. •take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen bed rest is not recommended. Reduce activity for the first couple of days.

In brief: Usually not long

Because sciatica is a symptom of another medical condition, the underlying cause should be identified and treated.
Conservative treatment is best in many cases. •apply heat or ice to the painful area. Try ice for the first 48- 72 hours, then use heat after that. •take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen bed rest is not recommended. Reduce activity for the first couple of days.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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