So I have had a L4L5 discectomy 8/11/2008. Now still in a great deal pain most all of the time I am currently awaiting another surgery for this scar tissue growing aroung the nerve root. I have acute nerve damage or something like that and still have a CSF leak and I am told "that is normal for my type of surgery". what do you guys think? The main reason for my post here is to tell you about this Neurontin (Gabapentin) I have been taking 1800mg per day for about a week now and this has helped so much with my left leg pain and to sit down. Neurontin has made my life much easier so if you are in any type of nerve pain ask you doc about this.