On 12 Jan 09 I had microsurgery for the removeable of a huge Tarlov Cysts between my L5 and S1. I was okay until I develope a microscopic spinal fluid leak and had another surgery on 1 March to graft the leak over. Now I have severe upper leg/buttock pain...which is unbearable sometimes! I try to walk as much as I can, apply heat, and take Advil and another precription painkiller that I'd like to get off of soon, because of the constipation factor. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this same problem and how long it took to go away, if ever? Will physical therapy help?