Thanks for coming to HCM. Lumbar degenerative disc disease
generally starts with an injury to lower back, mostly twisting injury
. It is common in the your age group. You can take some anti-inflammatory medicines available over-the-counter and for pain. If required, you can visit orthopedic specialist who can advice physical therapy
& exercises to strenthen hamstrings & lower back muscles. Applying heat/ice also help some people.
Orthopedic specialist from HCM can add their opinion.
Wish you feel better soon.