Re: disk issues??how can this happen?
I'm sorry you're having back pain problems.
I never had back pain before my back problems began around 2 years ago, so I also had a difficult time coming to the realization my life had changed and that I wasn't immune to back pain problems.
Your description of your problems isn't entirely in line with a disc problem. Could you provide more information? Do you have pain that radiates down one or both legs? Is the pain in your back worse than your buttock pain? There are some conditions that are similar to disc problems that can be confused, so more information would be helpful to get opinions of those on this board.
If this is a condition you have been dealing with for 6 months now, even if you don't have insurance, you need to be seen by a doctor. There are some back problems that can get worse if not treated or cause permanent nerve damage. Also, the majority of people who have back problems, even herniated discs, get better with conservative treatments. You need to see a doctor though to get diagnosed properly and get on conservative treatments if that's the course he/she prescribes for you.
If your pain isn't bad enough to interfere with your ability to work, you could try getting a job first and then be seen by a doctor, but if it's so bad you wouldn't be able to work then you should see a doctor now and worry about the medical bills later.