How long will sciatica take to heal?
This depends on the underlying cause of the pain. Sometimes temporary sciatica is caused due to various reasons, which can last between a few days and few weeks. Sprains in the back, the lumbar spine that is degenerative, disc herniation, shingles, etc. are the common causes of temporary Sciatica. But, they may also lead to chronic illness. Some of these call for surgical assistance.
If the pain has been mild for about two months, it could be acute sciatica. For such cases, medical assistance is not normally necessary. To expedite the diagnosis process, the patient’s complete medical history is required. Some exercises that will activate the sciatic nerve will be prescribed by the doctor.
Out of the above-mentioned reasons, if the Sciatica is caused by spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease or a herniated disc that pressurizes the spine nerves, there are more chances that they turn into something chronic. Physiotherapy can cure both cases of sciatica as it will help strengthen the core and muscles around the hip, and help stretch the low back, hamstrings, and the butt to reduce the stiffness.