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Regneration of Sciatica

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
Hi Everybody,

Does anybody know the healing process of the sciatica nerve? I have heard 1mm per day, 1mm per week, or 1mm per month. I'm post op 4 months and haven't noticed any change yet.


  • I would be on the phone to the NS asking questions. I've heard from 6-8 weeks all the way to 18 months for full healing... but I'd think you would have noticed some improvement by now.

    Csll the Doc.. IMHO

  • Hi.... i remember the 1mm a week thing i think. But my neuro said you will continue to heal up to 18 months. However, i agree with cgb....I would have thought you would have at least some improvement. I would phone dr as well.

    let us know how you go
  • so this amounts to about 3 cm per month, equivalent to a little more than one inch (1 in = 2.64 cm). That's about one foot per year so you can see that this is, indeed, a very long process.

    From my own experiences (surgeon's opinion) and that of many people's doctors here, most will agree on 1-2 years easily. Still, that's the theoretical average; many people who get improvement seem to reach those points earlier than that. I can recall many people saying that their pain/numbness started improving within one to two months.

    I'm suspecting that if you're going to get improvement it may easily take 1-2 years or more but that you're going to notice significant improvement before that time expires.
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