I am a newbie on this forum, despite visiting the website for my back issues plenty of times. Specifically, I have had a bout with lower back disc herniation this past year. I have an L5/S1 herniation which is causing Sciatica down my left leg. I am doing P/T, (currently working with a second P/T, first one did not work), have independently looked up exercises, stretches etc., to no avail.....and finally went for an epidural shot this past Monday Feb. 18., 2013. I was hoping for some type of relief, especially since I get minimal rest at night and so far I have no relief from injection even though they say give it up to 5 days. I am trying to avoid surgery but after a year of this I am getting desperate. Can anyone relate and give some though?
Santiago Cortes Jr.