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Hi I'm Sierra. I've finally decided to join here since I'm always on here looking for similar stories, experiences to learn from. I had a herniated disc about 2 years ago L4 L5 on the Right side with horrible leg pain and foot numbness. I tried epidural steroid injections, 2 of them with no help. I ended up taking about 6 months to heal and another 2 after that to get back to normal functions. I'm a fitness instructor, a single mom of 2 daughters and my life is very active. Last week while doing a dead lift teaching class my spine moved and I had that shooting pain in my right butt cheek and down lateral leg again. MRI Monday confirmed same herniated disc again. I'm here because I need to hear your experiences if similar to mine and what your choices were if you lead the style of life I do and what you are happy you chose to do and what you wish you had done differently. Thanks for reading, I tried not to be too long winded. Take Care. Hope to hear from you.