Very Very painful lower back pain

Patient : My fiancee have really bad lower back pain. It's so bad sometimes that he can bearly walk, when he touches the right side of his lower back he can feel something and it moves around sometimes and he feels like he is having spasms. Even when he lays down it is still very painful, sometimes it feels like his leg is gonna give out (it has gave out before). He has been having this pain for sometime now. Could he have a slip disc? Is there anything we can do to help this pain go away at home? PLEASE HELP
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