First timer here and was hoping you guys had some thoughts...In March of this year I had my second L5-S1 dicectomy. I had my first in 1997 which was successful. The first was a left sided herniation but last summer I re-herniated the right side. I felt great about a month after surgery and was on my way back with the common aches and pains however, the last 3 months i have had recurring pain, somewhat different than before surgery. I am having a chronic pain on the far right of my lower back. Sudden movements, coughing and sneezing I get a nasty pain that has knocked me off my feet. When I lay down, twisting my waist to turn is really painful and feel it in the same spot. It seems like its to the far right almost near the hip about to inches toward the center of the lower back and when I press the area with some pressure I feel some pain. No real leg pain as the sciatic pain pre-surgery is gone. Occasional left sided sciatic pain in the left buttock but rare. My surgeon feels it's inflammation but I'm pressing him to do an MRI.....any advice?