Had l4-L5 microdiscectomy on right side 18 days ago. Now have left buttocks pain with calf pain. Most likely either a bulging or herniated disc on left side. Told neurosurgeon-he said "I didn't work on the left side" Only happy with no pain on right. Will review at 1 month visit.
The only reason I'm bringing this is that I know 2 people who herniated a disc when they were put onto the OR table for their original microdisectomy.