& excruciating pain radiating through hips and legs warrants an MRI
of the LS spine with screening of the whole spine. An X-Ray can be normal even if you have significant disc prolapse
. Meanwhile take rest, Take simple analgesics such as aceclofenac
if you are not allergic to it. use a normal mattress you had been using in routine(no special bed/ mattress or hard bed is required). You can walk to the toilet for passing urine & motion. Use western commode, Avoid climbing up & down the stairs, donot carry weight, bending forwards is prohibited. consult a neurosurgeon.