I have2 bulging discs in my lumbar region..the surgeon said he didn't see anything that would require surgery at this time but scheduled me for 2 epidural steroid injections.I have had one and it did nothing to relieve the back pain but did help with the sciatica for 4 days.I am scheduled for another one in a week--my question is...if this next injection doesn't work what would be the next step? seems to me if it helped my sciatica then there is something that can be corrected surgically..does this make sense? I just wanna be out of pain and am willing to go through a surgery if it will work. HELP! Need someone who has been through this before.