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That feeling of relief when severe lower disc pain eases after almost 2 weeks...
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It's a disc issue for sure. Not quite sure what specifically though as never been docs. Always flares up bad then dies down again after a week or so. Been like this for 8 years. This was the worst it has ever been though. Think it started when I slipped on something at work and smashed my lower back.
I don't wish to come across as though I'm lecturing you but you really need to get that sorted out while you're young. I did a heavy manual job for over 50 years and I know of two work colleagues who ended up permanently disabled due to ignoring back problems, and several others who've gone through a life of intermittent severe pain, sometimes lasting months, due to taking their backs for granted.
Find a good osteopath or chiropractor and find out exactly what the problem is. It's possible you could manage it purely through stretches and gentle exercises. Please don't put up with it or ignore it any longer; 8 years is already far too long. Best wishes with it anyway.