One week and two days ago I had surgery on my lower back. I believe it was a micro discectomy. Forgive me for not knowing exactly what it is as I was very nervous and very scared. And really all I wanted was somebody to fix the pain. It started with pain that radiated down my leg I guess the sciatic nerve for my right leg I don't know how it happened I've always had some lower back pain but never anything like this. I was unable to walk and unable to sit I could only lay on my stomach. I went into the ER on a Saturday had surgery on Wednesday and went home the next day. The reason they gave me surgery was because they did an MRI in the hospital and saw that my disk had ruptured. For the last eight days I have been doing great I felt like this is a wonderful thing all of my problems have been fixed. I did have some mild back pain and some incision pain but the pain in my leg was gone completely. Now starting last night I got up from a sitting position and felt a muscle spasm in my thigh of the same leg. It is the next day now and the pain is getting worse the burning is coming back the pain behind my kneecap is coming back I don't know if I injured it again or maybe the doctor didn't completely fix it I'm feeling very scared. I called the doctor and he suggested that I go back to the ER to get another MRI but I could try waiting it out. So this is where I'm at I am waiting it out laying in bed doing nothing only getting up to use the bathroom and it's worse each time I get up. I don't know what to do! Does anyone have any similar stories!