Just joined the forum today and have been reading everyone's stories. I wish each of you relief and remedy on this journey. I had back trouble that started in Feb 2010 and by November of that year I had a Microdiscecetomy. Long story short, after a year or so, the pain started coming back. The pain radiates in my lower back, down the right buttock, down the side of the right leg to my foot. After 2 epidural injections this past summer and not being able to live in denial anymore, I went for another MRI this AM. (I absolutely hate that test!) Waiting for the results, but hubby and I did look at the images and it appears I have re-herniated at the same L4-L5 site. I am attempting to be proactive and look for a suggestion of a top notch quality doc in New Jersey or Pennsylvania. (I am close to both) I do like the last surgeon I used, just wondering if I am missing a top doc in this area and someone who may be a bit more inclined on the minimal invasive side. Any suggestions or recommendations? Thanks in advance.