i am new to this board so bear with me as i tell my story. I was injured on a construction site last august. i was diagnosed with a herniated disc at l4-5 and i had crazy leg and foot pain. I had an open discectomy on 3-1-12. about a week later i had leg and foot pain again and it progressed until i went in for an emergency revision on 5-1-12. i went for my follow up appointment at 2 and a half weeks and it is a 3 hour drive each way...on my way back from visit i started getting crazy sciatic pain that felt like before surgery. i assumed i simply irritated it and it got a little better after a few days..but still wassnt right like the first two weeks after surgery. I stated physical therapy last week and when i do the hamstring stretches it hurts my butt and leg like crazy..yesterday i was on heating pad all day and today is even worse. i dont know what to do. is it possible to have reherniated it again so quickly after my revision surgery? has anyone heard of having reherniated it twice and will my work comp pay for another revision if thats the case..i just dont understand how a six hour drive in one day could reherniate my back...and why is it so easy to re-injure it? please advise cuz im so frustrated and worried and in so much pain again im going out of my mind...i am only 39 years old.