Hi. Has anyone else been told by the surgeon that no PT is needed post-surgery (lumbar laminectomy/discectomy L5S1 for extruded disc strangling nerve in early Oct. 2012)? That there are no restrictions and no neurological deficits? I still have sciatic pain lower in my thigh, occasional buttock sciatic pain, occasional numbness in the toes, and the new post-surgery bone pain in the sacral/pelvic region. Although my pain is much better, I still have it, particularly after sitting too long or after coming back from a mile walk. I am tapering off drugs but still need help with pain. I finally persuaded my Neuro to write me a script for PT but it was like pulling teeth. I need to know how to get better doing safe stretches and not hurt myself. I also need help to be able to drive my car again safely for my commute to work. Am I wrong?