I am 21 year old man, who used to be in great physical health and fitness. i've been suffering with sciatic pain down my right side all the way through the foot for over 12 months. finally after endless MRI scans, and referals i have recently had the micro discectomy at l4/5 to relieve the herniated disc. it has been so debilitating and depressing to haver to suffer with such awful pain for the last 12 months of my life especially being as active i used to be. anyway im now 2 weeks post op and was looking for some recovery adivec from anybody who may have been in a simlar postion to myself. immediately after surgery i felt relief from the sciatic pain, although the pain from surgery was very painful for the first few days i was happy with the imidiate results. im now at week two and starting to get worried. the pain in my leg has come back slightly not as extreme as before but still painful. whats worrying me is not the severity of the pain but the type of pain im in. i thought i would be suffering maybe with the occasional twinge or stabbing pain perhapos from the nerve recovering from the compression. but my leg almost feels like the nerve is still being compressed as i cant straighten my leg without the nerve feeling like its being pulled from both ends, almost like an extremely tight hamstring injury . can anybody advice on what there symptoms were like at week 2 post op. thanks in advanced for any help.