Hi, on December 28th I had a lumbar microdescetomy of L5-Si. Before surgery I had horrible leg pain and numbness down my left side. This continued for six months, and after all other treatments, my surgeon and I decided on surgery. I am twenty years old and otherwise very healthy. I am here to ask, is it somewhat normal to have extreme leg pain down BOTH legs as well as numbness? Will this go away? How long until this pain and numbness should subside? Any input would be greatly aprecciated!