Well, my sig contains the pertinent facts. I'm 34, live in Minneapolis, and have managed back and leg pain for about 16 years. Chiropractic has helped a lot, but I've never been able to kick it entirely and over the last few years, the numbness and weakness became the issue more than the pain. Chiro kept the pain at bay but the numbness became more or less constant, some days worse than others. MRI diagnosed herniations at L4-L5 and L5-S1. Had one cortisone injection but it did nothing for the numbness and weakness. Awaiting word from insurance company to schedule discectomy. I've heard all about people who have overcome this with some fantastic exercise or machine, but I've decided to just take the bull by the horns and get this taken care of before it can spiral into something worse.