Has anyone healed after 10 or more months of cronic sciatica by using conservative methods i.e., phsy therapy, traction, medication, injections, exercises, swimming, etc.
I have a bulging disc beteen L3 and L3 that is causing sciatica pain down my left leg to the arch of my foot. My doctor wants me to suffer through without having surgery and says at some point it will naturally go away. When I asked him how long he thinks it would take, he says that seeing it has gone on so long, anywhere from 1yr to 2yrs to 5yrs.
My question is this, has anyone had sciatica for such a long period that just happens to go away?