In a group of 100 people who had sciatica caused by a herniated disc, the chances of having no symptoms or almost no symptoms 3 months to 2 years later was a little higher with surgery than with non-surgical treatment. But overall most people felt better with or without surgery.
Current as ofSeptember 20, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Robert B. Keller MD - Orthopedics Kenneth J. Koval MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Robert B. Keller MD - Orthopedics & Kenneth J. Koval MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma