So I am 3 weeks and 3 days out from my surgery L4-L5 Laminectomy & Disectomy. I am now noticing significant pain down my left leg. I have stopped the pain killers about a week ago. The pain before surgery was all right side even though the MRI showed much more impingement on the left side. I tried a ESI(right side) and got relief for about a week and then the pain returned. During this time i noticed slight sciatica down my left leg but nothing I couldn't deal with. I walk about 2000 steps a day my doctor told me take it easy. Still no driving and working from home mostly from a laydown desk. I mentioned the pain to the surgeons PA but she didn't seem to concerned. I however am. It hurts as bad if not more than my right leg did before surgery. It has me really discouraged and depressed. I had a few days of feeling like i was returning to normal and then this started. I don't know what to think. I am thinking about going back to the pain meds. Just wondering if anyone else had any experience with this.