I am 5 weeks postop from my 2nd Micro-D at L5-S1 in less than six months. This time around, the neurosurgeon had to do a foraminotomy as well as a laminectomy. I am currently experiencing a great deal of lower back pain particularly on the left side (where the herniation was) and cannot stand straight up as I have a left sided tilt. I asked my neuro about this and he said it is probably inflammation in the muscles due to having two surgeries within a four month period and he prescribed four weeks PT. Is this normal? I would appreciate any feedback from those who have had multiple surgeries. I had very little actual back pain before the last surgery, all of my pain was in my left leg and glute before.