I am 38 and new to CES. In July 2018 my back started to hurt. I stepped out onto my front porch heard a pop, drop to my knees and lost all feeling in my right leg. Had my children help me to my bed call the ambulance. When the ambulance arrived they asked me to sit up so I did and I heard another pop screamed from the pain and almost blacked out. Lost all the feeling from the waist down. Arrived at my local hospital where they give me pain medicine told me to go home and call my local provider. I was not satisfied with that so I had a friend drive me 2 hours to another hospital. The hospital gave me an emergency MRI and told me I had to have surgery right away. (I went in to emergency surgery only 3-4 hours after the nerves were compressed). When I woke from surgery I had little feeling in the front of my legs, none in the back of my legs, and my whole saddle area is numb/on fire. I did physical therapy but that cause a lot of pain. I ended up having surgery again Feb 2019. I still have lots of pain and it seems nothing is getting better. I take 100 mg Lyrica 2 times a day and spend 90% of my time in bed. It hurts to walk, sit, or function like a normal person. No one understands.