I am 30 years old (good health, have not had back problems) and got a hernieted disk during pregnancy (3rd trimester). It started with painful, sharp pain down the leg, then turned in to chronic numbness down my buttock. It is 6 months later (baby is 3 months old) and during PT my chronic numbness and back pain case got worse. I have spasms down my left leg to my foot, the numbness in my buttock is still present, and I am walking hunched over. My body is trying to move away from the pain and now my hips are uneven and I can't walk straight at all. I have the MD surgery scheduled next Wednesday. L4/L5 S1. The hernieted disk is 28mm x 9 x 9 hitting multiple nerves. I am hopeful that I will recover easily (though I know recovery will be hard since I will not be able to pick up my baby for awhile). Will I be able to walk straight quickly? I'm afraid that inflammation has made my hips out of whack and it could take some time to walk straight up, again.