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What Is the Prognosis of Sciatica?
While sciatica can be very painful, most of the time, the pain associated with sciatica goes away in days to weeks. Pain can become more chronic in a small number of people, leading to some disability. Sciatica tends to reoccur frequently, sometimes without warning.
As one's back is recovering, avoid twisting the back while bending at the same time because this move may aggravate one's healing back and may slow recovery.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/17/2016
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