For the past 10 years I have had episodes of lower back pain ranging from moderate to painful. 7 years ago an mri said I had a herniated disc and 2 bulging discs. I also had sciatica which was my primary source of pain. It eventually healed on its own. Sincw then every year I have flare ups but usually manage w over the counter meds. Ice and rest and chiropeactic. Cold weather usually makes it worse. Yesterday I put a dish in the dishwasher and was overcome with extreme pain. I tried the usual ice heat rest and advil and naproxen butvlater in the day had more episodes when pain was so extreme it was a level 10 and I was immobilized. I found some pain medication I was given 7 years ago took that and was able to sleep. Now what? I cannot walk or drive to the doctor it is too painful to think about. Other than this I am a healthy person and regularly was exercising.