as my tag implies I'm a real doc. Have to agree with what
Birdie Blitz said, although at the 2 month mark bed rest
won't change much. Personally I send people off for CT if
things haven't settled after 3-4 weeks with rest,
anti-inflamms, limiting bending, heavy lifting etc. As far as CT
is concerned, yes it is higher dose radiation than a plain XR,
but should give you enough info, and not enough radiation to make
you grow extra limbs or anything like that!!
Depending on where you live (?Australia) an MRI can be ordered by
your GP - only difference is you have to pay the full cost, not
reimbursed by medicare. However some places charge a gap on top
of medicare even if ordered by a specialist, so you're still
out of pocket a fair whack.
Most importantly, have you tried physio yet - a good physio can
work wonders, particularly with exercises to help core strength
(abs etc). Another alternative, although I'm less of a fan,
Hope this helps.
Feel free to PM if you want more advice.