i had a left L5/S1 Decrompression and Microdisectomy and L+ L5 Decrompresion nearly 5 weeks ago. I still have a lot of pain in my left leg and some pain in my back. I walk about but cant manage this for too long without having to sit,lie down. I just wondered whether this is normal?I thought maybe i should be feeling less pain now. I am concerned about how long it will be before i can return to work as i really do need to, only work part time ,am single parent so is a must i have to return asap.