I had a discectomy on Monday and I was feeling pretty good after and most of yesterday. Last night I started getting some pretty severe pain down the back of my leg when I sit down and get back up. I don't want to call the doctor because I've read that this is probably normal, but I'd like to ask if this has been common with the rest of you? Most of my sciacia pain prior to the surgery was in my hip, calf and foot. I did have pain in the back of my leg, but it wasn't constant - and neither is this. From what I read, it seems that fusion surgery is much more common on this site than a discectomy. In general I'm happy with the results...my toes and one side of my foot is still numb, but the doctor did say that I would probably have that for a long time and maybe forever. That I can live with...the leg pain, not so much!