Greetings all! I am a 24 year old male who has been diagnosed with two herniated discs between my L4-L5 and L5-S1. I first injured my back performing a deadlift but my doctor believes I probably had prior damage. I have pain in low back and sharp pain in right buttock and sometimes the left as well. I only get pain down my leg every once in awhile. I've been living with this for almost two years and it's been awful. I'm scheduled for a steroid epidural this month but I'm really considering surgery if the injection doesn't help. I just kind of wanted to hear others experiences with similar issues. I'm also highly active and still workout and stretch daily. The injury occurred about two years ago and I've seen PTs and a spine specialist. No surgeons yet.