My husband is the one with the herniated disc, and I am just wanting to find out from others what their experiences are. And to see if anyone has had the same issues. He is currently in the hospital. I took him to the er Friday night and they transferred him to a hospital about an hour away. They first said they wanted to try high doses of steroids and do steroid injections. Well his urinary incontinence became worse. He literally can't tell when he needs to go and as soon as he stands up he is peeing. He can't control it. He has burning pain in his left leg, and numbness. The numbness has now moved to his right leg down to his knee and his privates are numb. So the head neurosurgeon decided last night he needed surgery because steroids would not help. It was supposed to be tomorrow morning but got postponed to hopefully Tuesday or Wednesday. We are just becoming worried that if they keep waiting then he will have permanent damage. They already told him last night that they don't know if the numbness will go away after surgery or not. I'm just at a loss of what to do. I would think it would be an emergency but yet they don't seem to be moving too quickly. Tia for any help.