Thanks for writing to us.
From your description, it seems that you are having degenerative disc disease
affecting the lumbosacral spine causing lower back pain
radiating to legs. The swellings in the neck could be swollen lymph nodes
and need to be confirmed after examination. Bed rest
is the mainstay of treatment. MRI will help in detecting the cause of pain in base of skull.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal