I found out a week ago that I had ddd and get the pleasure of having PT for 8wks 2-3 days a week. My doctor won't tell me how bad my back is or if I hurt it working. I just got a job as a cna about two months ago and I thought I was doing fine when all of a sudden I hurt my back trying to save a patient from falling by twisting wrong. Needless to say it started work comp bs that was a run around. Comp doc said it was all in my head and put me back to work. Within a week I hurt it again, but this time I didn't tell anybody. I went to orthpedic group and they ordered mri. The next day they call me and tell me I have ddd and the doc was gonna put me on 10# lifting max. My employers wouldn't let me work so I had to use 4 days of sick leave to heal. I called my doc after 4 days were up begging for them to take me off light duty because my job was constantly calling asking my status which was begining to make me have panic attacks and started feeling depressed which I have been fighting both for two years now. Thinking my job was gonna fire me if I didn't come back to work soon. My mistake for thinking of my job first my boyfriend second and of course me last. I've only been to work for five days and everynight my back pain seems to get worse tonight I'm up at 2:30 feeling like knives are stabbing and twisting around in my back. It makes it hard to sit, stand,lay, or anything. I need meds that arent over the counter. I can't see my spinal doc until Pt is over which is around March. I don't think I can wait that long think I might do something worse just to make the pain go away. If You read all of this thank you it means alot.