Hi all. I have been diagnosed with a herniated disc at L5 and am in severe pain. I am on day 12 of being in bed. I try to walk around a bit but my lower back (almost in my bum) and my right leg give me so much pain that i cannot manage for more than 5 mins before ending in tears. I have seen a neurosurgeon who has written me off work for 3 weeks and who has suggested a spinal block to help with the pain if i dont get relief soon. Has anyone else experienced such pain levels and how long did it take to reach manageable levels? Also, any positive experiences with the spinal block? Many thanks. Kim