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About a week and half ago I had to go to the ER due to my lower back causing me excruciating pain and symptoms I've never experienced before. The ER did a MRI of my back and my L3-L4 have slightly bulged discs and L5 is completely bulged. My discs are causing my sciatic nerve to become completely irritated and cause me severe pain. For the past 10 days now the pain is becoming increasingly worse and more intense. I've looked up and tried a bunch of exercises and remedies to no avail and take different NSAIDs to help along with Gabapentin. I can't see my primary care doctor til the 3rd of Feb so I have no stronger meds for the pain. I don't know what the hell to do because the pain is sooooo bad and has caused me to miss work among other things. It's also affecting my sleep where I'm barely getting any due to the pain and being so uncomfortable. Does anyone know any ways that help relieve the pain? I've tried heating pads, icing the area, stretch/exercises, moving around and so on. Just curious what helps you!?
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