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Can nerve damage from siatica heal on its own from herniated disk ? Right foot can stand on heel it drops what kind of doc should I see spine doc?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Be evaluated

You would need to be followed closely.
But yes, weakness from a herniated disc can potentially improve as the herniation heals. But you need to be followed closely because if it worsens you might need urgent surgery to avoid a complete and permanent "foot drop." See a spinal surgeon to discuss, even if you don't think you need surgery, you need to be followed by a surgeon just in case.

In brief: Be evaluated

You would need to be followed closely.
But yes, weakness from a herniated disc can potentially improve as the herniation heals. But you need to be followed closely because if it worsens you might need urgent surgery to avoid a complete and permanent "foot drop." See a spinal surgeon to discuss, even if you don't think you need surgery, you need to be followed by a surgeon just in case.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management

In brief: Weakness

Adam - your sciatic nerve is compressed and you have weakness on dorsiflexion This should be checked right away to see exactly what is happening.
Anyone can order an MRI - PMD, Neurosurgeon, Physiatrist, PAin Doctor.

In brief: Weakness

Adam - your sciatic nerve is compressed and you have weakness on dorsiflexion This should be checked right away to see exactly what is happening.
Anyone can order an MRI - PMD, Neurosurgeon, Physiatrist, PAin Doctor.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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