For the past 9 months, I have been taking African Dance. Dancing helps my spirit and soul, it acts as a natural anti-depressant. Two weeks ago, I had to see my doctor because my hips felt on fire and my leg had shooting pain and toe numbness. The ortho doc determined that my s1 was bulging or herniated causing the nerve to send the most painful and annoying feelings down my thigh and behind my knee/calf. Today I had a guided epidural injection. I am still feeling calf pain and knee pain. I am feeling quite discouraged because this has been my second week without dance. I find myself crying a lot because of the pain and because I feel depressed. I don't have anyone to talk to because my husband seems short with me right now. I just want to dance again...has anyone returned to their old lives after back and leg pain?