Treating my injury conservatively has been the top priority for me from day one. I now have 2 torn discs both IDD- Internal Disc Disruption leaking out the radioactive core fluid onto my sciatic nerve. There is not a day I am not in pain at a level of 6-8 for most of the day. Treatment for disc injury 1 from 3 years ago has been over 2 years- PT, steroid injections, rhizotomy and for the last year Chiropractic therapy of all kinds. Time for surgery?