I am new to this forum and appreciate all the help/advise i can get. I am 23 years old and on 11/9 was admitted to the hospital because i couldn't move. I wasn't able to move for 31 hrs due to severe back pain. After an MRI i was diagnosed with 3 herniated discs l3-l4, l4-l5, l5-s1. After leaving the hospital i started pt for about 9 sessions which only made me feel worse. I saw an orthopedic spine specialist who started me on a steroid pack medrol. After the 6 days i only felt worse. I developed extreme pain in my lower right buttock and right leg. After going to pain management I got an epidural steroid injection. The following day I had the same extreme pains n no pain meds : vicoden, oxycoden, helped at all. The doctor told me this was normal n could take 5 days to kick in. He told me to take 800mg of advil 4x a day. This NSAID is the only way I'm able to cope. The steroid injection has not helped at all. I can't sit or stand for periods of time i can't get into a car without pain. As soon as I put weight on my right leg it's shooting with pain. As soon as the 6hrs of meds run out he pain is back. I wake up eerynight in the middle of the night for hours in pain unable to sleep. I was on bedrest for about a month. If I try and stretch it makes the pain worse. I don't know what to do. Its been 5 weeks and no relief. Any suggestions?