I'm in the UK, fortunate to have private health insurance so had an MRI to confirm this. No chance on the NHS - treatment is pain killers and wait until it goes away....
Lasted about 5 months last time. Waited it out. Been ok for prob 5 months but its back. Getting steadily worse last few weeks.
Co-codamil/naproxen dont help much.
Never knew back pain could be so bad :-(