I am four weeks post op from an L5 S1 microdisectomy and not doing well. The herniation that was removed had calcified so he had to chop away at it. I wake in the morning with severe lower back pain. I an shaking I am in so much pain. I have to eat some crackers take 2 percocets and wait 20 minutes before I can even think of getting out of bed. I called doctor yesterday and explained my pridicimate. It was the pa and she said you know this surgery was for leg pain not back pain. I was like what the heck. What kind of answer is that? She said to try s medrol dosepack and tell the physical therapist to work more on core strengthening. They might do a nerve test to see if the nerve is still inflamed. I was fine resting for two weekd when pa tild me to go back to my regular routines and did a couple loads of laundry now dying in pain. I am at a loss here. I probably should have not done the laundry. I ride a horse and i fear i will never be able to do that again. Anti.e else have these issues?