I started PT on Tuesday, and had my third session today (Friday). I drove myself to the office, but on the way in, I stepped weird, and had a little twinge of pain in the lower back. In getting upon the PT table, I had two more little twinges that were similar to the nerve pain that I had prior to surgery. The PT said that my muscles were very tight, and did some soft tissue massage. I went ahead with the PT, and ended my session with icing my back. When I went to get into my car to leave, I had severe lower back pain similar to what I experienced before my surgery. It subsided, and I went ahead and drove myself home. I had slight twinges when getting out of the car. I am so afraid that the pain is back. I felt so good, and was rather smug with myself as to how great I was recuperating. I had felt no pain in the lower back since the surgery on August 5. Now I am scared. I am going to call my neuro's office after lunch to see what he thinks. In the meantime, has anyone else had a similar experience to this?