I am 11 weeks post op microdiscectomy left side L5-S1. For the most part I am pain free. I have the occasional numbness and if I do too much some lower back pain.
However, I hurt A LOT when I wake up in the morning. It is hard to actually physically move out of bed. Once I am up and moving and take 800mg of Ibuprofen, I am OK.
I actually wake myself up at night in pain moving side to side. I sleep with a pillow under or in between my legs.
Anyone else like this?