hey all, bent over to pick up a stick, bang, backs gone... put up with it for a 3 days then went and had some bowen therapy.. this felt great for a day but then the pain moved down MY WHOLE LEG. right hip to my calf.. week later had physio, doctors for pain killers, x ray, physio again, she also did some acupuncture, followed by a CT scan and more pain killers... CT scan revealed- "There are degenerative hypertrophic changes in the L5/S1 facet joints, At L3/4 there is a concentric disc bulge At L4/5 there is a concentric disc bulge with mild bilateral lateral recess narrowing involving the origin of the L5 nerve roots due to degenerative changes in the facet joints. At L5/S1 there is a right central disc protrusion effacing the origin of the right S1 nerve root in the lateral recess. Conclusion- the lesion of importance is a central and right central disc protrusion at L5/S1 with right lateral stenosis involving the origin of the right S1 nerve root. " can anyone decipher that, and/or give me some advice?? doc says just keep going physio... ive been to physio 4 times now, she then asked for me to see doc about gettgin cortizone injection. went to doc and he says nah, go see specialist first. sent my stuff thru to specialist and now its been 2 weeks and no reply. i have rang and they said docs still busy, get to it soon... its been almost 40 days now, starting to really get at me mentally as well. Feel hopeless.