I am 33 and hace had cronic back pain for years. Last year I had x rays done and found I have 2 disks in my lower back that are herniated. I have tried chiropratic therpy which helped but I have to go once a week to keep my back normal, which is expensive. I also do the ice pack aspercream, and now use Darvocet to control the pain. My doctor treats me like a crackhead when I ask for more pain meds, which I manage very well. Back surgury seems to be the only other options out there. Is there anyone who can give me advise if surgery is the right thing to do?