I had a herniation of L5S1 in 2011 which was taken care of by a disectomy after physical therapy did not help. I have been pain free for the last 5 years until June of this year when I started with pain again. I had an MRI that showed the same disc herniated again. Has anyone had this problem and have physical therapy help or was surgery needed and what type was needed. My doctor is pushing therapy even thou I told him it didn't work the last time. I am a 32 year old mother of 3 and really want to be as pain free as possible so I can enjoy my children again.