Well after six months of PT, four epidural cortisone injections and enough Percocet to knock out a baby elephant I have not had a lot of improvement so I'm going in for back surgery at Stanford. I blew a disc in my back in March during a Mtb race and have been dealing with nasty nerve pain in my legs. I have not been back on my mtb since march and have not been able to do any road rides of any significant distance. The good news is the surgeon said I'll be 100% in six weeks after the (microdiscectomy and bone spur removal) operation. Got everything scheduled for next week. It's strange being so glad and excited about something like this. Any advise from others who have had to go this route?