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Can someone answer these Q's? As sciatica continues, do the nerves get inflamed? And if it goes on a year or longer, do the nerves stay permanently inflamed and damaged? Is that why surgery is less successful by then? What happens the longer sciatica persists? Thanks.
discectomy in June 2010 - success! No sciatic pain, just some remaining numbness in foot. And I get charlie horses a lot.