After suffering with a bulging L4/L5 disc for almost a year, I had a bilateral discectomy on Jan. 8, 2016. The sciatic pain in my left leg almost disappeared for the first few days but ever since then, the pain has returned to my left leg and has changed. As soon as I put weight on my leg I get a pretty big wave of pins and needles in my left foot and then the pain creeps back into my hip and calf and does not let up until I lye down. Sitting, standing, and walking all seem to trigger the same response. I find this very frustrating as I am supposed to be walking for rehab but walking puts me in pain almost immediately. Prior to surgery my pain was more acute and most days I was able to "walk it out"; plus I didn't have any pin and needles sensations. My neurosurgeon said it was likely inflammation from the surgery but I am concerned about the bio-mechanics of my back may have changed and I am potentially facing a new set of problems. I realize that it's only been a month and I have a ways to go before this surgery can be deemed "successful" but I was wondering if anyone out there has had similar symptoms after surgery and what their resolution was?