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I had a large herniation of the L5 S1 disc. I underwent micro depcimpression surgery the end of February. I am almost 5 weeks post op. Over the last few days I’ve been experiencing continuous low back spasms. I have tried ice, heat, ibuprofen, muscle relaxants and my doctor increased Gabapentin from 900 mg a day to 1200 mg. The spasms make walking, sitting and lying down extremely painful. I have just started physical therapy for light stretching and massage for my leg which upon standing my hamstring muscle tightens to the point I cannot walk. My doctor advised the nerves are irritated and with medicine and therapy things should improve. Has anyone else experienced this during recovery?