It will be 2 weeks tomorrow since my L4 Laminectomy and Foraminotomy and am hoping someone can shed some light on why I'm still In considerable pain. The main issue is walking and standing. I know I need to be walking and have been following the post surgery instruction regarding walking but find the pain almost unbearable. So, my friends, is there anyone who had that much pain after surgery? It seems to be in the top of my leg/buttock area (different than the nagging Scatica I experienced previously.) Currently I'm taking about 2 325mg Lortabs and 1 or 2 muscle relaxants in a 24 hour period. Would love to ditch the meds but can't do it yet. Any help would be so appreciated.