Hello to everyone here at spine-health.com. My name is Allison and I am a 33 year old Stay at Home Mom. I have been suffering with what I thought was acute left sciatica since May. Only over the past 3 weeks have I learned it is Severe Disc Extrusion. I am scheduled for a microdiscectomy in a week and am extrememly scared over the whole procedure. I am thrilled my doctor recommended this site and hope that I can gain some advice, and return that advice and support to others as well.