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Have pain, just got back from the doctor. L2-L3 disc extrusion that is close to lodging in the nerve area. Doctor recommended microdiscectomy. I started with the pain back in October after working out doing weight lifting program. Treated it initially with chiropractic, no relief. The Chiropractor ordered a MRI, had that looked at by my PCP and he recommended pain management to start, had 2 epidurals, 1st one helped with pain for about a month, actually went in for 2nd shot right before Christmas still feeling pretty good. Had the second shot, and by the next week I was in the local ER not able to put any weight on my left leg. ER doc set me up with a medryl pack(sp?) some Percocet and Motrin, within a day or so I was able to put pressure back on the leg, but cannot stand up straight, can't lay down or sleep, its terrible. I went to see a neurosurgeon today, he told me the films show the l2/l3 disc actually breaking away and it needs to be taken care of right away before it gets worse. I have been looking on the net and came across this site, looks good. Doc says this is not the typical area, but has treated lots of folks with the same issue. Anyone on here have any experience with this? Thanks.