I was suffering with severe pain down my right leg and foot for over a year. I was all sorts of medication to try and ease the pain but nothing really worked. Anyway after a couple of MRI scans it showed my disc had prolapsed and was crushing my nerve. To cut a long story short...... I have just come out of surgery 3 days ago where they cut the part of the disc that was crushing the nerve. I no longer have any pain in my leg but my lower back is constantly burning where they operated. I have approximately a 3 inch scar. The dressing is still on but it's very sore. Does anyone know how long this burning lasts.