Time's up. After 1 week of medication and rest, my back pain is only marginally better. I have a herniated disc that is putting pressure on my sciatica nerve causing severe pain, numb left leg, and limited feeling. My flexibility also is down 90%. One week ago I could easily put the palm of my hands to the ground without bending my knees, today I can't even reach half-way.
Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow at 3:30 pm.
So long to my 06 cycling season.