Im three weeks post operation from a l4l5 microdiscectomy and I still feel the pain from my back to my foot. My left foot has numbness and pain worse than before and the sharp stabbing pain in my back and leg sting even more. I just had a buldged disc but,it was pressed on my nerve for eleven months before surgery and im not feeling any relief.I know that it takes time but how long can someone handle this kind of pain? I have not done anything but walking and not too much of that so Im going a little nuts just sitting here in pain and was just wondering if anyone else ever had this much pain with such a simple surgery? Would appreciae any input.