20th Feb 2009 I had partial discectomy on L5/S1. On the third day after operation I have found that on walking or certain movements, I would get dreadful muscle cramps in the leg, sometimes so painful it seems worse than the original sciatica pain. Can anyone advise me as to whether this will eventually go or whether more surgery is necessary and who should I consult, orthopaedic surgeon or neurologist? Should I be taking medication to help the nerves to relax or am I doing too much too soon? Is this going to last for the rest of my life, or is there light at the end of this dark tunnel???