I usually write in the cervical portion but, i have a slight herniated disc L5/S1 I believe my Neurosurgeon told me. It wasn't all that bad acccording to him. Yesterday I was lifting an air conditioner and upon putting it down, soomething "popped" in the lower back and now it's KILLING me. I went to a walk in clinic and they said x-rays won't do, I need an MRI. He gave me oxy and a muscle relaxer. Could I have actually ruptured this disc? Comments please. It hurts very badly and I can hardly walk.