I am a 54 year old female I have had back issues for 12 years. It started out with a couple of herinated disc in my lower spine. I had a MRI a few months ago, my doctor shared the results with me. I have osteoarthritis in multiply vertebrates. I also have pain that shoots down my right hip to my knee. I seldom feel as if an electrical current is running up and down my right leg. When I go to sleep at night, I rarely sleep over 3 hours before I am awaken with pain in my lower back and right hip. Most nights I am awaken 3--4 times with pain and try to move and find a more comfortable position. When I get up to begin my day, I am in tremendous pain for about 15--20 minutes as I move. Presently I am taking Naproxin 500mg. 2 times a day. I am having bad heartburn and stomach ache with this. Today I had a cortisone shot in my right thigh. That was 10 hours ago. So, does that mean the shot is not going to help my pain? What is my next steps?