Hi. I'm new to this site. 4 years ago I had to ha e surgery for a herniated disk in my lower back that had completely pinched off my sciatic nerve. I couldn't walk. The surgery went ok. But I don't recommend it. I can walk but the list of what I can't do is ridiculous. At that time they said I had a bulged disk on the verge of herniation but "couldn't do anything about it" that is till it actually breaks. I'm in pain every day. Today I got out of bed and BAM something is really wrong. I've learned to be very tolerant to pain but this hurts so bad. I have pain at the bottom of my buttocks both sides and down the backs of both legs to my knees. I know something isn't right. I don't want surgery again. Any suggestions to help relieve this ungodly pain or an alternative to surgery would be greatly appreciated.