Hello all, I am new here and just wanted to introduce myself and ask a few questions, my name is Lisa. I am 27 years old and suffer from degenerative disc disease, moderate spinal stenosis and three herniated discs. This all started three months ago and is not getting any better. I was under the impression at first that it would get better with time, I found out today from yet another doctor that I had to go to, that indeed it will not get any better without surgery and then it's still a toss up as to how much better it will get. Therein lies the problem, I have no insurance so no neurosurgeon will even see me or help me in any way. My regular doctor does not believe in surgical intervention, he is old school and thinks that medicine and excercise fixes everything. So I am currently in constant pain some days are better than others but I have not be a day without pain the whole three months. When I get still either sitting or lying down for more than ten minutes I go numb from my waist down and have to have someone help me get back up. I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen? Is there anything I can do to stop it? Also, has anyone had surgery for this type of problem and what was the outcome?