I had a microdiscectomy between L4 & L5 2 years ago for a herniated disc. I had an MRI 2 weeks ago and now I have a serious bulge between L5 & S1 with the sciatic nerve being pinched. OOOHHHHH MYYYYY GOOODDDDDDD, this is the worst pain ever! My right butt cheek, hamstring and calf all have KNIVES in them. I had 2 spinal epidurals (steroid) last month and they each only lasted 1 day. Now, I am going this Thursday for a nerve root block. Guys, I cannot even walk without limping. I have had Vicodin, Demerol and Lyrica. The pain just laughs at it. I am in agony 24/7. It doesn't come and go- it stays constant and is unbearable.