I just turned 24, and I have 2 herniated disks (L4 & L5). The past 8 months, I have been dealing with major sciatica through my right leg, and the pain has been so crippling that I went from being an active person to barely being able to walk a quarter mile (as I'm sure many of you can relate to). 2 weeks ago, I had surgery on the L5, and they removed the part of the disk that was impinging on my nerve. I am discouraged, though, as my back is healing, but I have had little to no relief with my leg pain.
I'm joining this forum at a pretty emotional low point for me, but I'm looking forward to reading your stories and posts and hopefully finding some encouragement. Glad to be here.