I have had back problems for 10 years stemming from multiple herniations in the L5/S1 are of my lower back. My first back surgery was in 2004 and the second was in 2006.Both surgeries were on the same disk, L5/S1 of my lower back. Now I re injured my my lower back and the same disk slipped. Does anyone have any advice for me about what to do at this point? I don't know if another surgery will even fix my problem. My sciatic nerve pain will not go away, even with an epidural injection. I'm afraid to have a full blown spinal fusion and I just want the pain to go away so I can go on with my life. I'm 37 right now and I want to live a healthy and active lifestyle but don't know what to do.