My Dr. who preformed surgery told me that my constant back pain and leg pain is from the scar tissue choking out my S1 nerve root where he removed the chunk of disc that was loged there. The problem is I felt ok for about the first 4 or 5 months. Now the back pain isnt dull its in one specific spot left side of my spine and the leg pain is the same as before surgery which was over 1 year ago. It got worse while doing heavy lifting 6 months after surgery and it's got worse from there so im having trouble believing its from scar tissue. I have heard thats what they tell you when they can't find anything else wrong. Also I have heard your nerve heals 1mm a day and it hurts all the way to my foot. I can trace the path of numbness down the back of my leg to my knee, so i dont think im healing at all. Anybody else have similar problems?