Iwas told that I had DDD about 2 years ago. I was suffering from lower back pain that really took a toll on my normal day to day life. I was told that I had little damage and could improve my condition with some life style changes. Well 2 years later and I felt great, ready to see waht my hard work has done. Im down from 250 to 200lbs and have really changed my life in order to gain some ground, im 25 by the way. I was ordered to have an MRI predeployment to see if I can go with my boys. My MRI came back and things have gotten alot worse. I wad told that I have the back of a 50 year old athlete. L1-S1 ARE TRASH,Bulging disks all the way down with a large internal hernated disk L4-L5. I havent had any real pain yet, I feel like im ok, just some pressure and stiffness from time to time. I would love to know whats next, where do I go from here? Is it safe to workout like I have been. I feel better when I am working out (running, wieghts).The doctor I have just seen really gave me no info. He just said that I will be back, I will need surgery and that it will not do alot for me.