I recently had surgery for a herniated disk and stenosis at L3. The procedure was minimally invasive using an endoscope to shear the disk impinging on the nerve and to remove bone spurs that narrowed the spinal canal at L3. The surgery was 4 weeks ago and I am still feeling mild sciatica in both calves and shins as existed prior to the surgery. I am able to walk normally, but am not ready to return to more vigorous activity (basketball, tennis)that I did prior to the back pain. I would appreciate any feedback on how long it can take for the calve and shin pain to completely dissipate.