Hi Im a new user, well not really I have had an account for 1 year but can never find out how to use it, and it actually depresses me to read all the non success stories but I guess if you weren't in pain and everything was ok you wouldn't be on here. Well mine is long and complacated but here it is. Had a ruptured disc in Feb. of 09' from heavy lifting at work and a piece of it was pinching the S1 nerve root. Had the microdiscetomy with lam.... sorry about the spelling. Felt good after surgery leg pain was gone only left with numbness. Sent back to heavy manual labor 3 months later with no restrictons. Pain slowly came back in leg but not back. I dealt with the pain until it became unbearible and Im a tuff person. Dr. thought i re-ruptured and ordered MRI but said nothing was wrong. Ordered me off work for 3 more months and I had 3 epidural injections which didnt help at all. Finally after begging long enough he ordered adn emg/ncs which showed left leg radiculpathy. He told me he believed me and my surgery was fbss and I worked through it because he never told me I would feel good just better. He said I had epidural fibrosis on my s1 nerve root and there wasn't much he could do about it, if he removed it more would grow back worse. So he dischared me said Im as good as I will ever be. I still have severe back pain and leg pain all the way to my little toe and side of foot. Pain is unbearable and Dr.s have never gave me any pain meds at all. Finally my own regular Dr. put me on gabapentin which isn't really helping at all, a little mabye. I can not believe they can put me through this without helping me with the pain. Im off work and watching my two very active boys, 2 and 4, and its all i can do to make it through the day. Its not fair two them I can't be the dad I want to be. Im 26 years old and just dont do the things I used to enjoy like, riding 4-wheelers, camping, fishing, hunting, boating etc. Im a very outdoor person, or atleast I was. Anybody have a clue what is wrong with me?