So I went to the orthopedic office yesterday. They compared x rays to those taken last year and my L5 S1 disc has degenerated more since the last xray. I knew I had degenerative disc disease. I was given some pain medication, steroids to calm the inflammation and muscle relaxers. I go back in a month to see if I am better. If not...............I will have another MRI to see exactly what is going on. That will be probably $500 out of pocket. At least that is what it was in 2012. I was given a shot in the spot that hurt the most in my back, I think it was a steroid shot. This is supposed to help......it has a little bit but will take a few days and up to a few weeks for the full affect.
I will see what the next month brings!