I had a L4/5 microdiscectomy almost 7 months ago now. Everything was going great after the surgery in February, but then in early July I tweeted my back getting up from my couch and since then my pain is constant. I went got another MRI and it didn't show any herniation and I even had facet join injections because I was told that I had inflammation. Nothing seems to be working, but every day my back is complete stiff and it's difficult to bend over. I will also experience muscle tightness in my legs and buttocks. I even began to get muscle spasms in my upper back. Has anyone else dealt with this? It's been nearly three months of dealing with this and PT and injections have not helped. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.