I'm a 64-year-old male in relative good health. Prior to surgery, I was having severe sciatica down my left leg. My surgery entailed 1)revision left L5-S1 microlumbar discectomy, 2)partial pediculectomy on the left at L5 to free the L5 nerve root (which was severely compressed according to the doctor), and 3) lysis of scar from a previous surgery. My surgery was on Jan 6 this year. On coming out of surgery, I felt great with numbness and tingling in my left leg, but very little pain. About a week later, pain has returned to my left leg, sometimes at a moderate to moderately severe level. Is this uncommon? My concern is that I was doing so well, and now the pain has returned. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated.