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Sudden pain 3 weeks after L4-L5 Microdiscectomy

Almost 3 weeks to the day, I had an L4-L5 discectomy because of pain so severe I was literally screaming and unable to move. Apparently, about 60-70% of my disc material was removed. I was told there is an excellent chance that I will require a fusion at some point.

For the last week and a half, I've been feeling increasingly better with pain primarily around my incision and stiffness after rising from a seated or reclining position.

This morning, I was standing in the shower and turned my feet while most likely partially twisting as well. I felt an immediate sharp pain bad enough that I yelped. I took an NSAID afterwards (Relafin) but the pain is bad enough to be nauseating in all positions. Is this a situation where I should phone my doctor or should I gut it out?
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