I am having a microdiscectomy on L4-L5 and L5-S1 on Wednesday, I am generally ok when I am just lounging at home not doing anything but when I am active the leg and back pain starts up. I get horrible pain/stiff back when bending even for a minute. I know that the micro-d will probably take care of the leg pain, which will help tremendously. Did anyone get any BACK relief from this procedure?? I won't get my hopes up but I really do wish it will help my back even a little. Has a microdisectomy helped your back AT ALL, or just leg pain????