How long does it take for sciatic nerve pain to heal? My PT is thinking that something is pinched. Is there any special test that should be ran? My Rhuemy is telling me to hold off seeing him till April when my next appt is.
I have been dealing with this for about six weeks now. The pain is the worst pain I've ever felt. I have been going to P T twice a week and the chiropractor several visits. It's not getting any better. I wouldn't hold off you can damage your nerves if you let it go! Request a MRI and laying and standing x rays. Good luck to ya. I know I would rather have six babies Take Care BLC
Mine has never healed I have had it for about 4 years and have had several different types of injections physical therapy everything and I am tired of being in pain and taking meds all the time I want to do the surgery I am just scared I hear so many horror stories but I do hear good ones too that is whats so confusing.
Mine has been over a month and a half I have been going to a chiropator and it is getting better and with biofreeze I can do more then I have been able to do so see a chiropractor they can help because it is the bones that are pinching your nerves mine is L3,L4,L5 go see one they really do help
I have been having sciatic nerve pain for about a week. Today is the 5th day and after taking celery juice every morning and tamarind capsules, and further to that, some simple stretching exercises, there has been a great improvement. I am just being walking a little slow just to be cautions and careful when I bend. I belief it should be improving by the days to come. I heard the celery juice and tamarind capsules reduces the pain. Hope this info is of some help.
My sciatic nerve pain comes and goes throughout the day and I have been dealing with it for years. Multiple MRIs have shown only bulging and degeneration. The sharp pain starts right below the si joint and shoots through buttocks and down back or side of leg and goes into top outside of foot. I think it is caused by si joint inflammation, which gets worse after activity. It has decreased since taking enbrel. Good luck to you. It stinks!
3.5 weeks isn't nearly enough time. You need to reduce the inflammation. Are you getting e-stim during your PT appointments? If you don't have relief by April, you can discuss it with your Rheumy then. I've had chronic nerve pain in one area of the body or another for 6-months or more. Heck, I had a knee that kept collapsing on me for over a year. Then magically it all went away (and another pain in another area popped up). If you're still flaring then you really need to get the inflammation under control. The sciatic pain won't heal until then.
Get thee to a physical therapist. I had sciatic nerve pain for awhile when my hip joint was breaking down. Then it went away. It could very likely be pinched, in which case physical therapy would be very beneficial. You did say it helped. So get back there! Have your GP write you out a prescription for physical therapy at your favorite place. That's what I did.
I just wanted to add, that I was diagnosed with sciatic nerve pain by the ER dr. He told me that I needed to start PT as soon as possible and follow up with my Rhuemy. My Rhuemy just faxed over orders for PT and never saw me, they said they would see me at my next appt in April. I've been doing PT for about 3 1/2wks. My therapist thinks something might be pinched. PT was helping some, but over the weekend I've really flared up. Sitting down I can't lift my right leg up without a lot of pain. The pain shoots downwards from my spin to my ankle. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks!
The problem is sciatic nerve pain isnt really something you can reverse. If your sciatic nerve or spinal cord is getting pinched because you have blown discs or fusion, there isnt a lot you can do about it. You can get pain meds or try physical therapy, or try a tens unit, but if you have spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of your spinal cord canal.....then there really is no fixing that. That is something that is only going to get worse if the discs keep slipping and hitting the cord or nerves. Sure you can try to have back surgery once it gets bad enough, but i know people that have had it done and they are in just as much pain permanently or more than before. Try your best not to make things worse and avoid lifting anything heavy.