In late October I foung out I had 2 herniated discs at L4-L5 and L5-S1. I could barely walk. I ended up having 3 sets of 3 epidurals... No relief. I did NOT want surgery so I waited for a bit hoping it'd get better. Around Christmas, I felt like I was on my way to recovery, barely taking my pain meds. The day I flew home from christmas with my family, it all started again. I had 8 facet injections which made things WAY worse. I finally gave in and made an appointment with a reccomended neurosurgeon. He reviewed my MRI and told me he would be doing a microdiscectomy on the L5-S1 disc, the other one he said wasn't neay as bad and most likely not causing the pain. I'm 5 days post op today and feel like hell. I think I actually feel worse. I don't remember talking to him after surgery because I was so out of it, but he told my mom and girlfriend that he had to also remove a lot of scar tissue and the nerve root had been compressed for a long time, but it was healthy. When will this pain start to go away? I'm worried the surgery didn't work. Has anyone else experienced this?