hey guys, new to this page and am feeling myself spiralling down. Dec 2015 I injured my back.. A disc bulge on my L5 impinging on the nerve, after 5 months of swimming, weights and a hell of a lot of walking I go myself to the point where I could surf again and enjoy life. 6 days ago I had a relapse and a small back strain, after icing and heat packs I manage to get myself into a decent state but I used a spiky massage ball and have triggered my sciatic nerve and am now getting severe pain down on the outside of my calf and numbness on my toes and calf area. I have spent the last week in physio and doctors trying to sort out what I have done but am still in pain. I just got prescribed Lyrica and I'm not sure if I want to take it?? To top things off is if I can't work by Monday I will be unemployed... Hoping to find some positives on this page as I really need them right now!!