I had L4/L5 hemilaminectomy 2.5 weeks ago. I,mediately got rid of hip and leg nerve pain and muscle spasms. Pain started to return on 8th day. Now 2.5 weeks later pain is back at previous levels with muscle spasms when I sit. At the two week follow up I was told that pain may increase for a while, up to 4-6 weeks but then will subside. I don't feel like this is going to get better. The nerve was successfully decompressed for a short period of time but now is very obviously compressed again and pain is just like before if not worse. Has anyone had immediate relief, followed by severe nerve pain and spasms at the 2-3 wk mark and then recovered?