You could have mechanical findings as the surgery decompresses the nerve root but does not “heal” the original tear in the disc and can lead to mechanical symptoms. Give this some time and continue to do your core strengthening. If these symptoms are mild, you could live with this.
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.