I am 3 weeks post microdiscectomy of the L5-S1. I have been limiting my bending & twisting as much as possible since my surgery. I am on neurontin three times daily which was started one week ago. I was having considerable improvement in my sciatic pain about 4 days ago. However, the past two days my sciatica pain has started again. I do have occasional numbness as well. It is not constant or as bad as before surgery. I have started to walk more this past week because my surgeon would like me to be walking about 3 miles per day. Could this pain just mean that the tissure is irritated because of the increase in activity or could this mean I reherniated the disc? Could anyone give me advice on symptoms to watch for that would mean that I reherniated the disc? Thanks!