I am 2 days post op for L5-S1 micro discectomy. I was just looking for advice and opinions from others who have had this procedure. My surgical pain is very high and is manageable with Lortab/muscle relaxers and ice. My symptoms prior to,surgery were typical sciatic issues in left leg, hamstring, and into,the foot. I thought after surgery I would have more immediate relief of these symptoms. Just wondering if any one else has had similar experiences and if there's anything I can do to help provide myself with a full recovery.