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Iam a 27 yr old father looking for some help so i can pick up my 2 yr old daughter again.

backround of injury

repetitive bending and lifting (50+ pound).

I was on my tippy toes bent at the waist lifting and pulling boxes when i hurt my lower back.

since my injury I have been in major pain in my lower back and left side down to my knee. I get a pins and needles sensation from my back,butt and down the back side of my leg. If i sit for more then 20 minutes my whole backside thats touching the chair goes numb including my testicals. I can not feel heat on my back. I know the heat pad is there but i cant tell if it is hot or not. The pain that kills me the most is right at the center of my back going out to the to my left side. I just cant stand it. I feel like my waist just cant hold my body and like iam going to break in half. Everything they have given me for pain just dosnt seam to work. First I was given Ibuprofen 800mg. I would take as directed 1 every 4 hours with no relief. I have taken up to 4 at a time and still no relife. Went back to the doctor and was given Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg tablets. Taking 2 before bed still with no relife. I was given Tramadol hcl 50mg taking 2 tablets every 4 hours and that didnt work. I now have hydrocodone/ apap 5/500 I take 2 at the first sign of pain and it dosnt take the edge off. I have given up on pain medication. Anyone know any thing else i can do besides hot showers for hours on end? The only think that dosnt hurt is laying down.

I had an mri just a few days ago and can post pictures if need be.

here is what my mri report says
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Findings:

The L1-2 and L2-3 intervertebral spine disc appear normal in height and signal characteristics with out evidence of disc herniation or disc bulges. At these levels, the spinal canal is of normal caliber. The neural foramina are patent bilaterally.

At L3-4 there is annual disc bulge extending approximately 1-2 mm posteriorly. This is results in flattening of the normal posterior margin of the disc. The spinal canal is of normal caliber. The neural foramina are patent bilaterally.

At L4-5, there is a broad-based posterior disc herniation extending approximately 3-4 mm posteriorly. This results in minor indentation upon the thecal sac. The spinal canal is of normal caliber. The neural foramnia show mild bilateral neural foraminal stenosis.

At L5-S1, there is a left paramedian disc extrusion extending approximately 7-8 mm posteriorly. This involves the left lateral recess affecting the traversing left S1 nerve root is unknown. There is mild canal stenosis. There is moderate bilateral nueral foramnial stensosis.

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Can anyone explain this to me? offer some help? share some insite on what I may experience in the future? Tell me if this is serious or just a minor injury?

any info would help