Well folks, I am just another gal with yet another back injury. I never realized how many of us suffered with this. Anyway, I have 4 buldging discs and a tear at L5-S1 that causes severe pain. I've tried everything from Meds to physical therapy, accupuncture, tens unit, etc. Nothing is working. I've been off work for almost a year now and it's so frustrating. I've gone from a work-a-holic to a stay at home and able to do minimal activities kind of gal. I have had adverse reactions to injections in the past, and they never provided me any relief, but the doc wants me to try them again anyway. Foolishness! So now I am at a loss. I don't want to put myself through those epidurals again for no positive result just to appease the doc, but it may be the only option I have. I don't want surgery, so I'm wondering if anyone has any other ideas? Injections never actually fix the problem. It will likely return even if I did get some benefit this time around. But there's only a 50% chance it will work for most folks, and it's already proven unsuccessful in the past. So, any ideas from anyone would be great. Thanks!