Hypothetically, if one had a herniated disc pinching the S1 nerve root causing sciatica... and the pain fully goes away after a period of time ... what is happening in the body anatomically to explain that?
Could the nerve still be pinched, but you experience no pain? Is the disc material dissolving or shrinking taking pressure off the nerve? Is it inflammation going down? Is it potentially all of the above?
Just trying to understand and hold out hope that this pain could go away someday without surgurical intervention!