My name is Rick and in August of this year I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and DDD.On September 9th. a Laminectomy was done and for awhile I was doing pretty well. Around the middle of November the nerve pain in my left leg returned with avengeance. Another MRI was done and it showed protruding disc at L3-4. I went back to the neuro and he said this can and sometimes does but only in about 5-8% of the people who have a Laminectomy. Lucky me, the damage is right below where the laminectomy was done. Has this happened to anyone else out there? Surgery is scheduled for Jan. 6th. in Pittsburgh.