Hi Back pain for 10 years and had a major flare up after a fall on a wet floor back in May. GP etc not taking pain seriously as I have been through it before and it will just take time! Long story-short after long waiting list physio took one look at me and sent me to A & E with hope of MRI. Another waiting list MRI early Sept. Now just got result (with apology for delay). Bulge between L4 and L5 but no significant compromise of nerves?? Does this mean a slipped disc? Will physio (start next week) do the job? Increasing pregab from 100mg to 150 as I can't do Tramadol due to headaches and codine upset my stomach. I use tens and hot water bottle. Sleep poor and feeling really down. Had to go part time at work (which I love but too physical) Also on Robaxin and paracetamol. Can't cope as any exercise means major pain.