Hey everyone im new to this forum and would jst like to explain my history. I was only in grade 8 when i started having brutal burning pain down my leg and most noticably inmy right calf and i went to my doctors and he had sent me to physio. aftr about two weeks of physio i was relieved of all pain. about 6-8 months later it had returned and i did the same thing by going to physio for 3-4 weeks and all pain was gone. now i am in gr 11, 16 yrs old and have had the same pain return but its lasted for 3 months now ( it started right at the end of Aug) and had gone to physio since but have gotten no relief. my doc ordered a CT scan and it showed a major disc herniation of L5-S1 and nerve compression of my L3,L4,L5,S1,S2 nerves. i was then sent for a MRI 4 weeks later and went to see a Spine Specialist in London,ON(i live in Windsor,ON,Canada. he is going to perform a MicroD on me by December 15-17 since i am getting nerve damage(progressive weakness and numbness in my right leg) and because it hasnt gotten any better. I am just wondering how bad the surgical pain is going to be once i wake up and the next day and the day aftr(since those are usauly the worst days) and in your opinions what pain meds will he be giving me(i was on Tylenol 3 and Percocet for the herniation and only the Percocets brought me some relief) thanks all and i know its a long post i just wanted to explain myself.