My dad has been dealing with horrible back pain hit whole life(multiple herniated discs) over the last two years he has been having very bad leg pain due to the disc(nothing comes up on MRI's thats why we know its from his back) He had surgery yesterday on his herniated disc, which should relieve his leg pain which is actually worse for him than the back, and also fix his back a bit. Can anyone tell me how long recovery takes? I was told that the disc surgery is supposed to relieve the pain fairly quickly for your leg(because of the pressure it was putting on it before surgery) but I am just trying to get an idea so that my Dad does not go crazy worrying that the surgery did not work. Any input would help!