I'm 8 weeks post op from laminectomy/discectomy as of today. Was doing really well, virtually no pain, walking all I wanted ect. Started having pain at about 5 weeks, mostly from turning over and getting out of bed. The pain is sharp like I am hitting a nerve root but no sciatica like before surgery though when I hit the nerve, it does send a message down the leg but no biggie. Called my doc about it and I am nine days into a 12 day course of prednisone. Can't really say it has helped much and I am titrating down on it as of 3 days ago. I have next follow up with him on 10/24. I imagine he will either continue me on the prednisone or perhaps try me on some Gabapentin. I'd like to know from others who have been on it, i.e. how long were on it, how did it make you feel, and were you able to come off of it pain free at some point. Thanks mutely!