I'm new to the forum and am 4 weeks post op microdiscectomy l5-s1. I had a very large herniation. I read the post about how long pain can last post op, but my doctor was rushed the day that I saw him and used the term, "the nerve is calming down". I've had little electrical pulses, small twinges of pain that is supposedly normal per my doctor. I know that my nerve was compressed, but I assumed that when the disc was off, it would take awhile to come back to life, but I don't quite know the medical logistics of a nerve calming.