The MRI showed that I have a tear at L5-S1 and a disc herniation. This happened when I fell from a 5 foot platform ladder. I as been 6 weeks now and nothing as helped with the pain in my back and legs. Also, the numbness that runs all the way to my feet. Also, have pain in my hips and groin area and sometimes even both of my ankles. I have my first injection this morning. I don't feel like it is going to help, because I think the tear is worst than they are telling me. I have looked at some actual MRI images and compared them to mine. It seems that the tear is around 6mm to 8mm. Does anyone have any thoughts or advice that they would like to share?