I have a herniated lumbar disc compressing a nerve and conservative treatment was unsuccessful. Now I am awaiting to have a microdiscectomy in a month. I am a RN and was hoping to return back to work after 4 weeks, to those who have had the surgery is this reasonable or unrealistic? I am 28 years old if that makes any difference. Also a lot of my nerve pain is located in my hip, has anyone else had similar pain and was the hip pain relieved by the surgery? Thanks for your time!!!