I had L5-S1 ALIF (cage) surgery 1/26/2015. It went very well. I did not need narcotics after the 3rd day. L5-S1 lower back pain was gone after surgery. The only slight pain I had was the incision. After arriving home after 3 nights in hospital I did very well and did not need any assistance at home with the exception of lifting things. I followed the doctors orders and walked as much as I could every day. At my 1 week post-op appointment my surgeon said I was doing very well and could start driving again. Two weeks post-op I started to get nerve pain down my right leg. I have been told it is normal to have that after this type of surgery. The pain starts at my upper thigh and goes down to my calf where it hurts the most. I tried to jog today but the nerve pain was significantly worse so I went back to a fast walk. Does anyone else have any experience with this type of nerve pain after ALIF surgery and have any idea how long it will last?