Hi, I hope to find some people who know more than I do about back pain. Two days ago I had a microdisctomy, and the pain is apx 5 times worse than my worst day prior to surgery. I can understand the incision pain and muscle weakness around it. It's the pain radiating to my left calf within one minute of standing. I don't understand that if he "unpinched my severly pinched nerve" than I should be better right? I only had pain(spasms, tingley and numbness) in my thigh when I stood still for about 10 minutes. Any Ideas?