Hi! I am new here , and was recently diagnosed by MRI with herniated discs at L3 and L5, with severe back/hip pain in left leg and some numbness in right leg. It has been 2 months. The ortho Dr. said I need surgery but was unsure which one needed done so he sent me to the surgeon (said epidural shots wouldn't help and I needed surgery). Went to surgeon and after hemming and hawing, said I needed shots, not surgery! Any input? Should I get a second opinion?