Hi, I am new to this forum and I hope I can get some answers. I had a multi level laminectomy on the 29th of May (4 weeks ago) and am in more pain than before surgery. I understand that this is a long recovery, 3-6 months but I seem to be in more pain as the days go by. First two weeks were not too bad other than a very sore incision (8 inches long) however at week 3 I started with some sciatica pain again in left leg and very achy legs. Walking on a flat surface was not too bad but any slight hills were horrible! I called my Neuro doctor and he put me on a 5 day regime of Prednisone. It helped the forst three days but as I started weaning off the med's the achy legs came back along with sore back. Is this all normal? I don't see the doctor until the 11th of July for my 6 week post op appt. Any help would be appreciated!