In a nut shell, sudden ruthless case of degenerate disk disease plus herniated disc. At home, can't sit at all, can't stand w/o using a 'walker'(if I push down hard on the handles it takes some of the pressure off). In the ER they did an MRI and sent me home with Valium, 8mg of sub to take ever eight hours., and Toridal. Nothing is helping. I have no family here. But I do have excellent insurance, right now. I can't even talk to the neurosurgeon until Tues, do to the holiday. So how do I get the Dr's to give me real pain medicine??? My boys go there dads tomorrow and then I will have no help. Any ideas out there? Thanks, Harmony