Last year I slipped a disc in my lower back and trapped my sciatic nerve at the same time. I had a microdisectomy last december, and after 5 months of physio I am almost fully recovered. Except for a numb calf and odd feeling in my foot. I bought a tunturi treadmil and yesterday got some decent shoes. So far have only managed to walk for 30 mins at 6-6.5k per hr. Has anyone out there had the same condition as me and gone on to be a reasonable strong runner without many problems. It would be great to know all is not lost.