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I am sorry to hear this. If this is recent, the good pain control is key. Pain control is more likely to allow you to move more freely which is better for the back. Therefore typically in short term, Naproxen and Co-codamol are given. There is also the option of Diazepam in the short term for muscular spasms which can be quite painful.
If urgent, 111 can help with these, but the diazepam is not useful for long term use.
If this goes beyond a few weeks then you should see a physiotherapist. They can assist with firstly assessing the back as per the diagnosis, but also advising you exercises that can help strengthen your back and therefore reduce these symptoms.
If again there is doubt, or you continue to have leg symptoms such as radiation of pain down the legs, then an MRI would be useful.