I write on behalf of my mother!
She suffered under chronical (perhaps over 6 years) sciatica on the right side (leg) until she had a endoscopical decompression-surgery at the L5/S1 position of the lumbar spine. This is the position the sciatic nerv comes out of the spinal-canal, where much degenerative damage was recognized.
As a pre-exam she had a PRT-injection which was "succesful"! The pain and tingle in her right leg disappeard for 2 hours. According to the doctor, this was the proof, that this was the decisive position to decompress (L5/S1). The surgery was succesful (so the doctor), but the pain in her right leg is still the same as before!!
What I now want to ask, if anyone has any experience or knowledge in this matter:
I would expect that there would be a significant improvement after the surgery (5 days ago).
Am I too anxious?
How long will it take till the sciatic nerv will recover??
Thanks a lot for any help or closer information.