A stick, and am now awaiting the result of an MRI. Dr prescribed 30/500 co codemol, amitriptyline and tramadol. I have to say neither one nor the combination of the above has helped much at all. He advised to stop taking naproxen due to upset tummy symptoms. I have always been very fit and active, apart from my back giving out in the past few years on occasion. Has anyone any idea whether this fixes itself and will eventually go? I want to go back to work..I think I am able to but cannot drive, or walk freely once I am there. Any other ideas please?