Age 51, 6 weeks of pain from my prearticular L5S1 herniation on right. Have a great team of docs assembled and am improving, but still cannot walk more than 10 yards comfortably or stand more than about 2 or 3 minutes before have to sit. Blessed with relief in lying down position (often use the floor!) and usually better with sitting. This forum looks outstanding and I'm looking forward to reading about the experiences of others.