I just found out that I had a 15 millimeter herniated disc, the l5 s1, with an extrusion.I currently have no pain,however I'm constantly battling numbness and tingling in my left leg. I have also accepted the fact that I can no longer feel my heel. I've seen about four doctors, all of whom are in disbelief that I have no pain, and they all say I should be in enough pain to warrant surgery, however, I'm not even taking ibuprofin. I'm able to sit, to walk, and carry on with most of my normal day to day activities. Eventhough I have clearly expressed my lack of pain, I was still given oxycodone, celebrex, and lyrica. None of which I'm taking. Two of the doctors quickly advised an epidural injection. I'm on the fence with committing to the injection since I was left feeling that everyone was so quick to try and treat this non-existent pain. I'm worried that this injection may mask any pain that I could potentially feel. Since pain is an indicator of something going wrong, wouldn't I want to know if I'm over doing it and causing potential ham? Will this injection actually help treat the cause rather than just masking symptoms?