UGH! So I ust go tback from the doc. I have a disc fragment from the L5 pressing on eht nerve at the S1. Doc was talking surgery within minutes of first appointment. Says he is willing to try an injection but does not want to play around. He is worried about permanent nerve damage if he lets it go too long. Anyone deal with this? Can this heal without Surgery? I am 39 for goodness sakes. I am physically fit and exercise daily. This is not suppose to be me!