I am new to the board but grateful to find it. I just had a microdiscectomy on my L5-S1 about 5 days ago now. I am still feeling that numbness down my right leg (right to the toe) and I am wondering if that can go away if I give it more time! I have this massive (I'll call it a Charlie hoarse) pain in my right side buttox and it feels like it is the root of the numbness now. I want to switch to Motrin and stay off of the oxicodone. I am al so on the highest dose of gabipentin 3x per day and would like to get off that too. Any idea when the numbness/pain start to show signs of going away?