I am not to clued up on all the correct medical terms so i am going to put it in my words.... basically i woke up one morning with what seemed lke a muscle spasm in my back, three weeks later i had a shooting pain and pins and needles down my left leg... left it fra week thinking it was a pinche nerved, had a few sessions with a physio everything seemed to point to that, the pain and discomfort was unbearable, went to an orthopedic surgeon, he had an MRI done, i had no strength or reflexs in my left leg. it turned out i had slipped the disc between l5 and s1 completely it was 3cm by 1.5cm and prssing on my spinal cord. they removed it a week later without the promise that the leg would come right. the leg is better, pain and stiffnes, and stil very little feeling on the skin in places, but they say only after six weeks will it be apparent what is permenant... thats it, i have gone from being active to counting the days til freedom, the two discs above have no fluid in which is why they didn't do a fusion,but they say it will be neccesary in the future. i am 30 years old.