Recently diagnosed with L5 herniated disc and sciatica affecting my left leg. Pain not too bad at this point. I can still golf, work at a desk for eight hours ... However the pain is always constant, not severe, just a nuiscence. Anybody had the same? I'm contemplating surgery, but after reading some emails sounds like the little pain I've got now may be minimal compared to surgical complications. Had pt, accupuncture, viox ... nothing is helping. Live with the pain or surgery ? Thanks for any responses.