I woke up about 1/2 hour ago with the most excruataing pain in my low back. I know that I have two discs that are bulging L4-5 S1 I don't know if they have anything to do with this pain.my low back feels tight like it is swollen and it is beyond tender to the touch, I don't like it that my legs are hurting along with the back it hurts from the small of my back down into my hips , legs and knees and into my ankle what do I do? I am home alone and can't drive my self to the hospital and they hospital would not do anything anyway becasue of all the pain meds I am on for the fibro and such so I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. I don't know what to do labor pains did not hurt this much ( last baby was 18 yrs ago) I hurt so bad and it is goinginto my legs making themtingle and burn along with pain HELP WHAT DO I DO? I am going back and lay down to see if that helps any Rosemarie ps could this be the start of degenerative diiscs diease? what are the symptoms to that :?