I was in a very serious traffic accident on November 8, 2002. My orthopedic surgeon said that when he operated on my pelvis/hip, he saw my sciatic nerve, and it was damaged but not torn or ripped. I have a drop foot and am very concerned about its healing. What can I do to help this along, if anything? Any treatments, vitamins, what would be helpful. They said that it might take a year or longer to heal, but I have horrible pins/needles in the foot, and sometimes severe pain. The numbness seems to be wearing off, as it was my entire calf and now it is just partly in my foot. The pins and needles seem to also have moved "up" to 1/2 of my foot instead of the whole foot. Does this mean it's healing? I haven't been able to find anyone who could tell me what treatment I should be following to help this along...