I have had severe low back pain for years. I was diagnosed with a herniated disc at L5-S1. The Dr. said it was compressing a nerve,therefore had pain in my right hip and right leg. No numbness. I had done alot of therapy, and epidural injections for around 3 years. Nothing seemed to really work so I had a microdiscectomy this June. The Dr. did tell me he couldn't guarantee I would not have any back pain after surgery but said I would have no hip or leg pain. He did keep asking if I had any pain in the left side at all, but I didn't at that time. Everything seemed really good for the first couple of months after surgery. My hip and leg are still good, but I am having pretty bad pain in my left side of my back now that is starting to go into my left hip and leg. I know he just got the herniation off of the nerve on the right side. Could I be having the same problem on the left side now? I am so frustrated and don't know where to even turn. I do not want to have to go through surgery again, but that seems like the only option. If anyone has had this same type of experience I would like to know if this is a possibility that I do have a herniation on the left side of the spine now.