I'm 18 and I have currently been on the couch and in bed for the past two weeks. I have DDD, moderate stenosis, and 3 herniated discs(L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1). This is my second time not being able to really do anything but lay down. When i stand i can barely stand for 5 minutes. I've been seeing the chiropractor, and it helped a lot the first time, but now I'm kinda at a stand still. The first time i was still in high school and it was during midterms so i couldn't not go to school and forced myself to deal with it, standing up every time the teacher wasn't talking and leaving class just to walk around the hallways because i couldn't even sit and eventually it got better, to the point i was completely pain free. Now I'm heading up to college in Boston(I'm currently in South Jersey) in August and i haven't even started packing because i can't do anything but lay.
Should i force myself to sit and stand? Should i inquire about pain meds stronger than advil? How do i get myself back to normal and stay that way?