I am now about 12 weeks post surgery for microdiscectomy at l5/s1. although the surgery seems to have been successful I am still struggling a bit in terms of getting back to normal. the pain from the sciatica has gone but I am still getting a lot of muscle spasms and cramping and this seems to be after trying to do everyday activities. I am also getting a lot of swelling either side of the wound site and directly below the incision. I have seen my gp am he doesn't think there is any sign of infection and I also don't think that there is infection. is it normal to still be getting this swelling and spasms at this point after surgery???