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Hi folks, I'm a 51 yr old male and I had surgery 5 days ago to trim a severely bulging disc which was caused by heavy lifting last April. I felt that every day I was improving, walking around the house slowly until last night my back went into severe spasm accompanied with level 9 pain all the way down my right leg. I am taking 2mg of hydromorphone every 4 hrs along with 600mg of gabepentin every 8 hrs. Today all I can do is lie flat on my back with an icepack on the wound. Its worrying me that the pain got so severe so suddenly, but I am assuming that its all part of the recovery process? I would welcome any comments from others in a similar situation. Cheers & regards