I became more aware of what was causing my acute sciatica and made necessary changes to avoid such pain. My acute sciatica was reduced significantly (approx. 90%). I learned exercises that helped me deal with leg weakness which was a coincidental symptom of my sciatica. I had periods of complete freedom from lower back pain, especially after daily exercises. I had not experienced complete freedom from back pain (other than epidural injections, since the car collision, 12 years ago)