I have 2 bulging discs in my back (L4 & L5) that give me pain in my lower left back on a constant basis especially when I stand for more than 5 minutes. I have tried many creams, patches and meds. I am presently taking Kadian which gives me very little relief. Will Salonpas help me with this condition and would I be better off using the cream or the patches? I have seen 2 surgeons that have both said that the risks outweigh the benefits so they refuse to do surgery on me. What do you recommend?