I am 38yrs old and had an alif l5-s1 surgery 8 days ago (independence alif system). I never had sciatica prior to surgery...just excruciating back pain. for the first week after surgery i felt great. I was asking two miles three days after surgery with no pain. I did go not surgery very healthy and was still active even though my back killed me. Two days ago my butt started hurting and i ha no clue why. Then my leg pain began... i couldn't stand still without pain. The pain is the worst when i try to stand up to urinate of all things. It feels like i am going to fall over. I have no pain when on my back or sitting in the recliner...and little if any while walking. I called the doc and they prescribed steroids. I see them again Friday but was curious if anyone had had a similar experience and how long should i expect this to last. I was hoping to go back to work and use a standing desk next week, but no way will i be able to do that if the leg pain continues. I am going to only walk a few blocks for a few days and see if that helps too. Thanks.