I suffer from degenerative disc disease. Any suggestions on treatment other than physical therapy?

My doctor wants me to go for PT, but my back hurts worse than it did when I was originally diagnosed with three herniated discs. He looked over notes from my chart that were over two years old. I am really shocked he didn't want me to go for a MRI. I take several pain/muscle medications. Unfortunately, I can... show more My doctor wants me to go for PT, but my back hurts worse than it did when I was originally diagnosed with three herniated discs. He looked over notes from my chart that were over two years old. I am really shocked he didn't want me to go for a MRI. I take several pain/muscle medications. Unfortunately, I can only take them at night. I am a stay at home father, so I take care of my daughter during the day. Can anyone suggest anything, please??????
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