i had a micro d after dealing with lower back pain for about 3 years due to degenerative disc disesase. i went through epiderals, discogram, pain management, facet injections, surgery seemded like my only option. here i am 3 weeks out and feel absolutely no better. i did feel better the first 2 weeks, but i woke up the other morning not able to walk, bend or anything. so much pain i was in tears. i called my doc and he perscribed oxycodone and valium. i went to my first pt 2 days later and he said that the swelling should have gone down more than it had. now, my dr has me on an antibiotic and ultram (does nothing for pain). my question is, could i have reherniated my disc without knowing it? bending over, being constipated, sneezing? i have an appointment with my dr on monday, its saturday now. any ideas what i should ask? i am out of work for the 3rd week now and cannot see me going back anytime soon as i cannot sit for more than 10 minutes, i cannot stand for more than 15 or 20 and walking for more than 1/2 mile almost kills me.