First off I'd like to say how awesome it is to find a group like this. A bit of back story as to how I came to be where I am. 37 year old male. July 2016 I lifted heavy item improperly,with back not legs. Pain was incredible the following morning. Saw my dr who prescribed prednisone and 600mg ibuprofen. No relief after taking pills. Next was physical therapy in heated pool. Again no relief. Referred to pain management dr to receive steroid injection. Little to no relief from that. MRI scheduled which showed a bulging disc. Another steroid injection schedule, which helped relieve symptoms. August 2017 I was injured at work. Initially thought pain in ankle was just that ankle pain. September 12 I woke up to excruciating back pain. Ended up on couch for 12 hours until brought to ER. During this time I felt a snap similar to a rubber band from right lower back to foot. Massive rupture L5-S1. Surgery was October 2. I didn't have the typical shooting pain down leg prior to surgery. Just numbness in right foot. Still have that numbness. My question is how long before I should expect to see some kind of relief? Pain I have now is mostly post surgery pain and still complete foot numbness. Sorry for the long story. Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.