Please help... I'm 32 years old, when I was 23 I herniated my L5-S1 disc when I was squatting with a barbell on my shoulders. I have tried everything. Chiro, PT for years, Cortisone injections, just starting inversion table therapy now. Saw a surgeon, and he said no because of age and condition. When I workout, I have to ice my back for atleast an hour to somewhat clear the pain. I am in great health, and have always been an athlete. Also pain changes my brain, in that my personality "runs faster" when I am in pain. This is taking over my life. I need advice... I just started anti-depressants because of how this is effecting me. Please help!