I am a new poster but I have visited the site several times for information. My problems started two years ago with never ending lower back pain w/leg pain. I saw my primary doctor who referred me to a Spine Center/Pain Management. My first MRI showed disc herniation at L5/S1 and I began the series of injections, epidurals, pain meds, TENS, Lidocane Patches etc. The injections helped for about the first year and I guess I though I could push myself since I didn't really feel in alot of pain and when I had a discography in June it showed further herniation from L1 all the way down to the L5/S1. I have been on Vicodin/Percocet (switching back and forth every few months to increase effectiveness) for two years now. After my discography my PM Doctor said "There is nothing more than can be done, don't believe any doctor who says surgery will fix it, because it won't. You will be like this the rest of your life". Needless to say I became extremely depressed and ended up taking a medical leave from work at the end of July. My question is should I believe what the doctor said and assume my life will be filled with pain and suffering or is there more light at the end of the tunnel. Any suggestions or comments are much appreciated.