Herniated L5-S1 disc here.
It is the absolutely worst physical pain I’ve ever felt in my entire life. My leg felt numb and on fire at the same time, all the time. I was in constant pain 24/7. I couldn’t sleep, sit, stand, take a shit without the pain being there. It was driving me crazy cause I was so sleep deprived and oral pain killers did absolutely nothing. It was the only time in where I really thought about ending my life just so I don’t have to feel the pain anymore. Thank god for epidural injections. Relieved the pain almost instantly and didn’t feel like killing myself anymore.
edit: Damn, didn’t know so many people also suffered from herniated discs on this sub. I feel more connected to each and everyone of y’all.