I am 20 years old and had a laminotomy/microdiscectomy a week ago for a severely herniated disc at L5-S1. The first two days in the hospital were killer, but I wasn't having leg pain. The day after I left the hospital, the sciatic leg pain came back and it's worse than ever! I am also experiencing a new piercing pain in my back, like my skin is being pierced with a needle. I'm still in need of a walker and it's hard to roll over, get up, or even sit. Extending my left leg is out of the question. I am fearful that I may have to get another surgery later on or I may have reherniated. Can anyone tell me if this is normal or if I may have reherniated?? I am so fearful of this becoming a vicious cycle!