I was in a work accident in 2009 and damaged my L5 and S1 discs cracking both. The doctor at the time elected to let them heal naturally just managing the pain and doing therapy as the discs got better. Last week I was at work and lifted up a stack of shingles and had the most excruciating pain ever from my lower spine. My wife came and picked me up from work and took me to the urgent care and I was told that my L5 and S1 had heeled but fused themselves together. At the time when the doc told me this I thought he was lieng then I saw the xray and clear as day he hit the nail on the head. He instructed me to take a 6 day run of methlprednisone and see what happens. He did say that by the 6th day I would definately be able to tell if it was helping or not. I am now on the 4th day of my regimen and honestly can say that I want to cry it hurts worse now than it did when i originally went to the doc. Embarrasingly enough I have now started having bladder leakage problems and find myself having to change my shorts numerous times throughout the day. Just wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them and any ideas or suggestions as to the next steps i should take. I am already doing keagle excercises to strengthen the muscles down their.