It is not unusual to have some milder return of symptoms in the first 4-6 weeks due to root swelling. A short course of oral steroids can be quite helpful for these symptoms. Make sure you don’t have progressive weakness which would be unusual.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.